Information & Ratings on Heartland of Marietta Nursing Center, Marietta, Ohio
Many patients in nursing facilities become the victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers when the nursing home is understaffed, hires inadequately trained nurses or other personnel. Many patients develop life-threatening bedsores or suffered injuries that could have been prevented had the facility found the established standards of care.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a Washington County nursing facility, contact Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate help. We will use the law to stop the abuse and build a case to ensure your family is adequately compensated for your financial damages.Heartland of Marietta Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio. The 114-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
5001 State Route 60
Marietta, Ohio 45750
Heartland of Marietta Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heartland of Marietta Nursing Center offers other services. Different areas of focused care include short-term and long-term care and outpatient rehabilitation.
The investigators for the federal government and state of Ohio nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Heartland of Marietta Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on September 06, 2018, a $92,290 fine on December 27, 2016, and a $189,859 fine on May 06, 2016, for a total of $295,776.
The nursing home also received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Marietta 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date July 17, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 16, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to maintain acceptable infection control practices during the administration of medication, including inadequate hand hygiene and glove use to prevent the spread of infection.”
The state surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who had not completed hand hygiene before preparing, dispensing and administering medications to three residents.” During the observation, the LPN “applied gloves without first washing her hands” and then “administered two different prescription eyedrops to [two different residents, before removing] the gloves and did not wash her hands.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure an allegation of physical abuse was thoroughly investigated.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected a cognitively intact resident “reviewed for abuse.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s current Physician’s orders that indicated that “the staff may crash the resident’s medication or give liquid if he is unable to take intact a solid dosage [of controlled pain medication] as needed for pain. There is no evidence [that the resident’s] pain medication had to be crushed.”
A review of the facility’s Self-reported incident investigation indicated that a Registered Nurse (RN) and a night shift agency Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) spoke very loudly to the resident “and bumped into him when he was walking down the hall. The investigation summary indicated that [the RN] had not mentioned contact with the resident. However, after reviewing [the RN’s] statement dated October 25, 2017, it was revealed she had stopped in the hall when she saw the resident coming up the hall. The resident attempted to go around her, and she stepped in front of him, and he slammed into her.”
A statement by the LPN indicated that the RN “was in the resident’s face, yelling at him with her finger in his face and stated, ‘your pills will be crushed whether you like it or not.” The RN “was bumping the resident in the chest with her finger numerous times and telling the resident ‘do not try to run me over.’”
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