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Information & Ratings on Kent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Kent, Ohio
Many of the indicators of neglect and abuse occurring in nursing homes go undetected by family members interested in ensuring their loved one receives the best care. In some cases, mistreatment is the result of understaffing, lack of trained personnel, or minimal supervision. These victims are often physically, sexually and emotionally harmed by others.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Portage County nursing facility, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can provide immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Kent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Kent and Portage County, Ohio. The 121-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1290 Fairchild Avenue
Kent, Ohio 44240
Kent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Kent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include behavioral health care, bariatric care, hospice, respite care, wound care, cardiac recovery rehab, cancer recovery, infectious disease treatments, and comprehensive rehabilitative services.
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Kent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for $2,381 on September 26, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received two complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Kent 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date May 18, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to prevent the abuse of [a resident].” The incident involved a resident with no cognitive impairment or behavioral symptoms but did require the extensive assistance of two staff for transfers and toileting.
The survey team reviewed a self-reported incident form that indicated that a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) “was both verbally and physically menacing toward [the resident].” As a result, the resident “sustained episodes of cheerfulness and complained of pain. The agency was notified of the investigation and subsequent substantiation of the allegation.”
Witness statements revealed that the resident’s son reported during care, an STNA “called the resident lazy and told her that she was not trying.” The STNA “transferred her to bed and told her to put her knee down. She told him she could not. He put both hands on her knees and pushed roughly, hurting her.”
When the resident asked for another aide, “he told her he was her aide so she would be without help the rest of the morning. She indicated she would rather be dead than live like that. The family requested he never take care of her again.”
The resident’s roommate indicated that “she was upset because of how mean [the STNA was].” In a statement detail by and Registered Nurse (RN), it was noted that the STNA “was very demeaning to [the resident]. He told her she was lazy because of the way she was; she would need a Hoyer lift (mechanical device used for transfers) because the aides would break their backs trying to lift her.”
A different STNA provided a statement indicating that she had heard the Registered Nurse (RN) telling the Unit Manager that the STNA “was being very mean to [the resident] was making her cry, and hurt her knee.” The survey team interviewed the Agency Director in the presence of the Administrator who revealed it he was notified of the allegation and said that the STNA “was counseled, but he could not remember the details. He reported [that the aggressive STNA] was no longer employed by his agency.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Kent Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Portage County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Kent.
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