Information & Ratings on Lake Pointe Health Care, Lorain, Ohio
There has been an increasing need for additional nursing home beds at facilities nationwide. Sadly, the increased need has caused a substantial demand for the nursing staff to provide care for more patients than they can handle. This burden often results in cases involving neglect, abuse or mistreatment.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a Lorain County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Lake Pointe Health Care
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Lorain and Lorain County, Ohio. The 124-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
3364 Kolbe Rd
Lorain, Ohio 44053
Lake Pointe Health Care
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lake Pointe Health Care offers other services. These services include long-term care, short-term care, memory care, assisted living options, and rehabilitation.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lake Pointe Health Care for $25,123 on March 17, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received ten 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.Lorain Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Including Physical, Mental and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F608 February 28, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date February 28, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure the resident was free from sexual abuse by another resident and complete corrective action to prevent further abuse.” The deficient practice “could potentially affect fourteen residents residing currently on the secured unit.”
The state investigators reviewed the facility’s Self-Reported Incident dated April 9, 2018. The documentation shows that an identified State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) reported that she went into a resident’s room and “observed inappropriate touching.” The STNA identified the resident “was located his bathroom, in a wheelchair and [another resident] had her pants down and [the sexually aggressive resident] was touching her perineal area (the area between the pubic bone and coccyx, between the legs).”
The report evidence that the allegedly sexually aggressive resident “was immediately redirected out of the room and placed on one-to-one monitoring. The report identified the facility completed an investigation and for the category of sexual abuse and had unsubstantiated that abuse occurred.”
The STNA confirmed that the sexually aggressive resident was in the other resident’s bathroom where she had her pants down while the aggressive resident was “touching her private area.” The STNA “confirmed neither resident had exhibited this type of behavior before and both residents had dementia and are confused.”
The investigators reviewed the police report stating that an officer “came to the facility on a report of suspicious activity.” The report indicates that the sexually aggressive resident “was touching [the female resident’s vaginal area. The officer documented interviewing [the aggressive resident] who denied anything. The officer documented asking [the female resident] if she acted on her own free will and she identified yes. The officer asked [the female resident] if she made him do anything to which she responded, ‘No.’”
The nursing home “failed to implement the facility policy and preventing abuse to a resident an ensured the established corrective actions to protect other residents was implemented.” The citation involved the incident noted above. During an interview with the Director of Nursing it was revealed that “staff properly reported the incident occurring on April 3, 2018, immediately in the investigation was completed.”
The interview “identified the self-reported incident was found unsubstantiated because the facility felt the act was not delivered or willful. The interview confirmed that there was sexual touching involving [both residents] of whom are questionable capacity to consent.”
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