Information & Ratings on Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care Center, Kirtland, Ohio
Every nursing facility in Ohio has a legal and ethical obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care by following established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities are understaffed or lack of supervision required to provide the best care.
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 123-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Kirtland and Lake County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
9685 Chillicothe Rd
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care Center offers other services. These services include long-term and short-term care, respiratory therapy, stroke rehab, cardiac rehab, wound care, neuromuscular therapy, transitional care, postsurgical rehab, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Ohio routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found.
The nursing home also received eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Kirtland Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Development and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date November 17, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 12, 2016
According to state surveyors, the facility “failed to maintain sanitary storage of an insulin-dependent. This [deficient practice affected five residents] in the facility.”
In one case, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “completed a blood glucose test using Accu-checks device. She gloved and then swabbed [the resident’s] finger with an alcohol swab.” She performed the blood glucose test and exited the room while removing her gloves saying she would wash her hands by the nursing station.
The LPN then went to the medication cart pulled the lower door open, took out a Clorox wipe and clean the device before opening the top drawer and returning the device into the cart. It was then that “she went to the sink in the nurse’s medication storage area and washed her hands.” Subsequent observations revealed that the LPN failed to follow established protocols on maintaining a sterile environment to prevent the spread of infection to other residents, visitors, employees, and patients.
The nursing home “failed to ensure adequate supervision was provided to [the resident] to prevent a fall and failed to ensure a device was implemented timely for the resident following a fall.”
The incident involved a resident who uses a lap buddy at times and “will lean forward in his wheelchair.”
The surveyors reviewed a Change of Condition Nursing Progress Note that revealed an unidentified State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) “call the nurse to the room and stated the resident was on the floor. When the nurse entered the room, [the resident] was on the floor in front of the sink lying on her left side with her head resting on a garbage can that had fallen over.”
The resident’s “had a lap buddy that was removed by the resident, [with] a personal alarm in place and sounding. Neurological checks were implemented, and the resident was sent to the local emergency room.”
The surveyors noted that “the Fall Investigation and Progress Notes revealed, “no mention was the resident’s lap buddy found after the fall.” The Director of Nursing revealed “she did not know where the lap buddy was located when the resident was found on the floor. When asked what interventions were put into place to prevent further falls, the Director indicated the facility was ordering a new lap buddy because the lap buddy that had been in place was worn and torn.”
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