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Information & Ratings on Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Center, Chillicothe, Ohio
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Ross County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 99-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Chillicothe and Ross County, Ohio. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1058 Columbus St
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term and short-term care and outpatient rehab.
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Center for $35,958 on February 06, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Department of Health Complaint Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date February 27, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 21, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to implement their Abuse Policy when an allegation of staff-to-resident verbal abuse was alleged. This [deficient practice] affected one [resident].”
The investigation involved a cognitive resident who “requires extensive assistance with all activities of daily living except supervision with eating.” Also, the resident “received assistance with shower/baths as needed.”
The documentation also identified that the resident “had verbal/physical aggression with interventions [including] to approach slowly and to give a concise explanation of anything about to occur and to talk in a low pitch, calm voice to decrease/eliminate undesired behavior.”
A State-Tested Nursing Assistant reported that they had “engaged in an argument with [the resident] and used foul language toward the resident.” Another facility Assistant “was listed as a witness to the verbal altercation and reported the incident to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).” While the incident occurred on June 17, 2017, the Administrator was not made aware until two days later on June 19, 2017” in violation of state and federal laws and regulations.
The Administrator reported that “staff should have reported the above incident within two hours.”
The nursing home “failed to transfer a resident per the resident’s Plan of Care, which resulted in an avoidable fall without injury.” This deficient practice affected one resident “reviewed for falls. The facility identified eight residents with falls on the units [where] the staff member had worked.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan for Risk of Falls because of seizures listed numerous “interventions to transfer and change position slowly, call light within reach, and provide assistance with transfers and ambulation as needed.”
The resident’s Nurse’s Notes documented that the resident had been “lower to the floor while taking a shower the morning. The resident was interviewed and stated she fell but could not remember the specifics. No injuries were noted. The resident denied pain.”
The Nursing Assistant confirmed that the resident had been lower to the floor to “keep her from falling.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ross County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Chillicothe.
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