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Edgewood Manor of Wellston Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Wellston and Jackson County, Ohio. The 105-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
405 North Park Avenue
Wellston, Ohio 45692
Edgewood Manor of Wellston Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Edgewood Manor of Wellston Nursing Center offers other services. Areas of focused care include dementia care, wound care, respite care, stroke rehab, neurological care, pulmonary and cardiac care, orthopedic care, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Ohio and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Edgewood Manor of Wellston Nursing Center for $6,500 on December 11, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Wellston Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date October 13, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation date October 13, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to notify [the resident’s] Physician of elevated blood sugars as ordered.” The incident involved one resident “reviewed for unnecessary medication use.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) along with Physician’s orders that stated that before administering the resident’s medication, “the resident’s blood sugar was to be checked.”
The Physician’s orders clearly stated that if blood sugars were “greater than 399, administer fourteen units of [insulin] and call the doctor.” On September 14, 2017, a 4:00 PM, the resident’s “blood sugar was 472, the insulin was administered as ordered by the Physician was not notified.”
At 8:00 PM that same day, the resident’s “blood sugar was 400, the insulin was administered, but the Physician was not notified.” The Director of Nursing verified this deficiency.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure isolation precautions, including the use of signs to alert staff and visitors of the need to see the nurse before entering rooms of [two residents] were being followed.” This deficient practice failed to “prevent the spread of infection throughout the facility.” The incident involved two residents who “were in isolation precautions.”
In one case, the resident’s Physician placed the resident in contact isolation after they had been tested positive for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa of the sputum. However, the state survey team observed a resident’s room that “did not have any sign stating that [the resident] was on isolation precautions. There was no sign to alert visitors to report to the nurse’s station before entering [the resident’s] room” to prevent the spread of infection.
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