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Many families must place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care in a well organized, clean environment. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents become the victims of mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to short staffing, ineffective hiring practices, or the total lack of staff supervision. Others are injured or suffer a preventable death when abused and mistreated by caregivers or other patients.
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Heartland of Piqua Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Piqua and Miami County, Ohio. The 115-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
275 Kienle Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and Ohio have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Heartland of Piqua Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $20,965 fine on July 26, 2017, a $15,581 fine on May 09, 2017, and a $29,182 fine on November 17, 2016, for a total of $65,728.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Piqua Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families 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 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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date December 2, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care and Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 9, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to provide necessary supervision to prevent a resident from falling.” The incident involved a resident who requires “the extensive assist with all daily care except for eating.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Progress Notes that revealed the resident had a fall on October 31, 2018, while toileting with two staff members. The Progress Note indicated while the resident was being transferred in the stand lift, she let go of the stand lift handholds and slipped out of the harness and sat on the toilet.”
The documentation shows that the harness was not tightly strapped in place “while in use, causing the resident to fall when she let go of the lift.” No injuries were noted. The Director of Nursing and Administrator confirmed that the facility “failed to properly secure the straps of the resident slipped out of the lift and sat on the toilet.” This deficiency “substantiates Complaint OH 329.”
The nursing home “failed to properly monitor and evaluate pressure ulcers for two residents.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in actual harm when the resident “developed an unstageable pressure ulcer to her right heel.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s medical records, Significant Change Correction MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment, Physician’s orders and Treatment Administration Records. A nursing note indicated that the resident “had a right heel wound was slough (necrotic [dead] tissue) and dried drainage.” Progress notes between July 1, 2018 September 5, 2018 “revealed there was no documentation of [the resident’s] pressure ulcer to her right heel other than the nursing note dated July 26, 2018.”
The resident was documented as complaining that she had pain in the right foot and lower extremities on numerous occasions between July 22, 2018 and September 5, 2018. The Director of Nursing had confirmed “that she could not find any Skin Alterations Records for [the resident’s] right heel pressure ulcer [and confirmed that] she had visualized the right heel pressure ulcer on September May 20, 2018 and it was unstageable.”
Mistreated at Heartland of Piqua Nursing Center? We Can Help
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