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Information & Ratings on Heartland of Perrysburg Nursing Center, Perrysburg, Ohio
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Heartland of Perrysburg Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "non-profit" center providing services to residents of Perrysburg and Wood County, Ohio. The 122-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
10540 Fremont Pike Rd
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
Heartland of Perrysburg Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Heartland of Perrysburg Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Ohio have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Heartland of Perrysburg Nursing Center for $16,848 on December 06, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received ten complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Department of Health Complaint Website.
Perrysburg Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Ohio Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date October 28, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps the Infection from Spreading – citation #F4418 October 5, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to timely assess and treat a resident admitted with a pressure ulcer. This [deficient practice by the nursing staff involved one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.” At the time of the investigation, eight residents had been identified in the facility’s having pressure ulcers.
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Hospital Discharge Record that documented the resident “had a Stage I pressure area that was also described as a skin tear with dressing in place.” However, upon further review, the records “lacked any documentation of treatment in place.”
The surveyors noted that the nursing home “failed to properly sanitize two glucometers after use for residents on the second floor.” This deficient practice involved two residents “observed during medication administration who received a glucometer check.” At the time of the investigation, eighteen residents had been identified in the facility “who required glucometer checks on the second floor.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was observed just before noon on October 4, 2017, removing “a glucometer from the medication cart.” The LPN “cleansed it with an alcohol wipe [before obtaining the resident’s] blood glucose levels.”
The LPN then “cleansed the glucometer with an alcohol wipe after use and placed the glucometer in the medication cart [before walking] the medication cart down the hallway and [preparing to obtain another resident’s] blood glucose levels using the same glucometer.”
During an interview, the LPN verified that “she used alcohol wipes to cleanse the glucometer between residents and stated the nurses also have sanitizing wipes with bleach in the medication cards they can use to cleanse the glucometers.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that “it was acceptable” to use alcohol wipes “to sanitize the glucometers after use.” The LPN “further verified [neither resident] had any blood-borne illnesses.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Glucose Blood Monitoring (Finger Stick Blood Sugar) from 2014, that revealed: “staff should clean blood glucose meters utilizing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved bleach wipes or approved germicidal disinfected per manufacturer instructions.”
Abused at Heartland of Perrysburg Nursing Center? Let Us Help
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