Information & Ratings on Hearth and Care of Greenfield Nursing Center, Greenfield, Ohio
Many families have no other option other than to turn to caregivers in nursing homes to ensure that their loved one receives the highest level of care and services in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, some nursing homes are staff with medical professionals who victimized their patients through mistreatment, abuse or neglect.
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 112-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Greenfield and Summit County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
238 South Washington Street
Greenfield, Ohio 45123
Federal agencies and the State of Ohio have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Hearth and Care of Greenfield Nursing Center for $33,280 on February 23, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Greenfield 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 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 Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 10, 2016
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #F580 date June 27, 2018
The nursing home “failed to immediately report an allegation of mistreatment to the Administrator.” The incident was documented in a self-reported incident report in a statement written by in State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA). The document states that “she overheard [another STNA] talking rudely to [the resident] as she approached the room to provide assistance. She reported the occurrence to [a nurse on duty].”
However, there is “no evidence the Administrator was notified until two days later. The surveyors interviewed the Administrator who verified that the nurse “should have reported the allegation immediately. She further stated the facility began their investigation.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to notify the Physician of medications not being available for three residents. The facility further failed to notify the Physician promptly of one resident’s change in health condition.”
A review of a resident’s Medication Administration Records (MAR) indicates that they had a Physician’s orders to receive an antibiotic. However, there is documentation that shows that the medication administration was not signed off as given and no note in the MAR. Additionally, there was “no evidence of Physician was made aware that the medication was not being given.”
A review of the resident’s Nurse’s Notes revealed that the resident “was upset because an IV antibiotic was not at the facility and was concerned her infection would spread.” The note reveals that the nurse “heard the resident tell other residents, ‘you want to go to the emergency room for pain pills’”.
The note states that the nurse asked the resident “if she was in pain, and she said, ‘Yes, and my bones.’ The nurse asked [the resident] if she wanted to call her Physician to get an order [for medications].”
The resident responded that “she wanted her Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line out because she was not getting proper care at the facility. There was no evidence of Physician was made aware [that the resident’s] continuous schedule antibiotic was not available” for administration.
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