Information & Ratings on Echo Manor Extended Care Center, Pickerington, Ohio
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 104-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Pickerington and Franklin County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
10270 Blacklick Eastern Road NW
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
Echo Manor Extended Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Echo Manor Extended Care Center offers other services. These areas of expertise include tracheostomy care, pain management, medication management, wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, and transitional care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Ohio and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
This nursing home also received thirteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Pickerington Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date February 28, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure fall prevention interventions added during fall investigations were initiated and continued to be implemented.” The deficient practice failed to “prevent falls.” The failure place residents in harm’s way because the fall risk was not “adequately identified with the appropriate interventions implemented to prevent accidents from occurring.”
The survey team reviewed a Resident Incident/Accident Investigation Worksheet that revealed one resident “sustained a fall in his room at 6:30 AM. The resident was trying to transfer himself from his bed to go to the bathroom when he fell and struck the right side of his head.” The fall resulted in “a laceration above his right eye.”
The resident “was transferred to the emergency room and received seventeen sutures to close the laceration. The new intervention that was to be added based on the fall investigation was to pad the resident’s side rail to prevent any further injuries.” This incident occurred on May 12, 2017.
On December 24, 2017, the same resident fell again at 11:30 AM in their bathroom. At that time, the resident was “trying to use the toilet himself. He was noted not to have any shoes on and was only wearing regular socks. The fall risk investigation was not clear and identifying the resident’s location or what he was doing [before] the fall.”
There is no documentation to indicate “if the resident was up in his wheelchair or [in] bed when he attempted to transfer himself to the bathroom. The fall risk evaluation completed as part of the fall investigation revealed non-skid footwear was provided.”
On February 15, 2018, the resident “sustained another fall in his room that occurred at 10:15 AM. He was found on the floor sitting on his buttocks holding onto the bathroom door attempting to pull himself up. An incident Progress Note [from the same day, seventy minutes later] provided additional information about the fall.” The documentation “revealed the resident was not wearing any shoes at the time of the fall and again only had regular socks on.”
The surveyors reviewed a note that indicated the resident “was attempting to walk in his bathroom unassisted when he fell. Again, the fall investigation did not identify the resident’s location [before] the fall to seek if he was in his wheelchair or bed [before] a fall. That was a second fall which he was noted to have inappropriate footwear on without any nonskid surface” when the fall occurred.
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