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Information & Ratings on Homestead Healthcare Center, Springfield, Ohio
Any occurrence of mistreatment involving a nursing home patient can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, friends, family members or another patient. Every nursing home is legally bound to protect the residents from all forms of mistreatment.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Clark County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate help. We will use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your financial damages.Homestead Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 118-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Springfield and Clark County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2317 East Home Road
Springfield, Ohio 45503
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 three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Homestead Healthcare Center for $6,500 on March 09, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing home also received eighteen 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.Springfield 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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date August 6, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date June 21, 2018
According to state surveyors, the facility “failed to ensure Physician notification when a resident missed three doses of intravenous (IV) antibiotic therapy.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders, Medication Administration Record (MAR), and medical records that indicated the resident “missed three doses of an IV antibiotic therapy.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that “there was no documentation indicating [that the resident’s] Physician was notified when the resident’s IV medication was not administered.”
In a separate summary statement dated June 21, 2018, the nursing home “failed to notify the Physician when a resident lost a significant amount of weight.” The surveyors stated that “the facility identified seven residents with significant weight gain/loss.”
In one incident, the resident weighed 225 pounds on May 2, 2018, which revealed a significant weight loss of 14.1% in three months and 11.8% in six months. Another Nutrition Progress Note revealed that the resident “had a 62.6 percent significant weight loss from nine months earlier with the recommendation that “the Physician be notified of the significant weight change.” However, there was “no evidence in the medical record that the Physician was notified of the resident significant weight loss from May 1, 2018, through June 18, 2018.
The nursing home “failed to have an adequate Legionella Prevention Plan in place and failed to follow infection control standards while changing a wound dressing.” The investigators determined that this deficient practice could “affect all sixty-five residents residing the facility and affected [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) removing “bandage scissors from her pocket she used to cut calcium alginate (wound bed dressing) to size.” At that time, the LPN “did not clean or sanitize the scissors before cutting the calcium alginate.”
The LPN then asked the Mobile Director of Nursing “to cut another small piece of the calcium alginate.” When the Mobile Director cut the other piece to size, they never cleaned the scissors.” The Mobile Director of Nursing “confirmed the scissors were not cleaned [before] the calcium alginate was cut either time and that should have been done.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Homestead Healthcare Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Clark County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Springfield.
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