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Information & Ratings on Heartland of Kettering Nursing Center, Kettering, Ohio
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees, or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing, and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured, mistreated or abused while living in a Montgomery County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Heartland of Kettering Nursing Center
This facility is a 115-certified bed "non-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Kettering and Montgomery County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3313 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, Ohio 45429
Heartland of Kettering Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Heartland of Kettering Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care and outpatient rehabilitation.
Ohio and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Heartland of Kettering Nursing Center for $6,500 on December 28, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 2, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure an allegation of abuse was thoroughly investigated. This [deficient practice affected one resident] reviewed for abuse.”
The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who requires “extensive assistance for all activities of daily living, except eating [that requires supervision only].” The resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident had physical limitations and weakness due to a medical condition and had “paranoid or suspicious behavior toward staff.”
On September 19, 2016, the resident “complained of arm pain and alleged that someone she had never seen before hurt her arm.” The resident “was confused and was unable to give identifying information. No perpetrator was identified.”
The Director of Nursing provided a typed resident interviewed and stated, “this lady I had never seen before came into my room, and I feel like she hurt me intentionally. She was black, and I have never seen her before. She kept telling me to do different things. I told her I cannot do that.”
The resident stated that the lady she had never seen before was “in around 5:00 PM, she was changing me. My left arm hurts. I have not moved it since 5:00 PM. The resident was able to squeeze the Director of Nursing’s hand.” There was “no visible bruising or swelling noted.”
While the resident was tearful and said that they feel safe, she stated that “I cannot remember all that she was doing.” The nursing staff had the resident’s left wrist x-rayed, which “came back negative.”
The investigators interviewed the facility Administrator who “did not have any formal documentation regarding interviewing residents in the hall as indicated in [the reports]. The only documented interview available was with [the resident involved in the incident].”
The Administrator also confirmed that “she did not have any formal documentation regarding interviews of any staff members that worked [on the day of the incident].” Additionally, the facility “was unable to provide any document that a thorough investigation” had been completed regarding identifying what might have happened and who might have been involved.
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