Information & Ratings on Isabelle Ridgway Post Acute Care Campus Nursing Center (SFF), Columbus, Ohio
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1520 Hawthorne Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43203
SFF Designation: Federal investigators have designated Isabelle Ridgway Post-Acute Care Campus Nursing Center a Special Focus Facility because of its history of persistent poor quality of care determined by federal and state inspection teams. This designation indicates that the “facility is subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination from Medicare and Medicaid.”
The state of Ohio and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Isabelle Ridgway Post Acute Care Campus Nursing Center (SFF) for $13,572 on October 04, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received forty-two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Columbus Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care and Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date August 23, 2018
- Failure to Assess the Resident Completely Promptly When First Admitted and At Least Every Twelve Months – citation #636 date March 15, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure adequate monitoring of [a resident’s] skin integrity completed timely to identify and implement treatment for [bedsore].”
It was documented that the facility “failed to ensure adequate monitoring and timely assessments were completed for [a different resident] who had a pressure ulcer to the buttocks/coccyx. The facility also failed to ensure treatments were initiated and completed as ordered for both [residents].”
The investigative team interviewed the facility’s Vice President of Nursing who revealed that when the previous Director of Nursing was at the facility, she just stopped doing weekly wound assessments and weekly skin assessments.” The Vice President of Nursing “confirmed that there was a skin assessment completed [that identified that the resident] was not having skin issue/pressure ulcers. She voiced the nurse who documented the assessment was subsequently terminated as she believed this was an inaccurate skin assessment.”
The nursing facility “failed to assess and obtain consent for residents to be admitted to the secured unit. The facility also failed to reassess the need for a resident to stay in the secured unit and failed to complete an assessment to determine if a positioning device was a physical restraint for a resident.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Elopement Risk Assessment that revealed the resident “was not physically capable of leaving the facility.” However, during an interview with the Director of Nursing, the Director stated that “the Elopement Assessment was correct. When asked why the resident was placed on the secured unit, the Director stated they were concerned [that the resident] would attempt to leave the facility.”
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