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It is almost always an undesirable decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. Unfortunately, many families have no other choice when their grandparent, parent, spouse, child or sibling requires the highest level of care in a safe environment. Regrettably, mistreatment, abuse, and neglect are common occurrences in nursing facilities throughout Ohio.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Franklin County nursing facility, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the damage are held legally accountable. Let us fight on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Laurels of Hilliard Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 126-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Hilliard and Franklin County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5471 Scioto Darby Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Laurels of Hilliard Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Laurels of Hilliard Nursing Center offers other services. These services include long-term and short-term care, outpatient therapy, palliative care, hospice, and respite care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
The nursing home also received fifteen 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.
Hilliard Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of a Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date June 28, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date April 11, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft – citation #F609 date April 11, 2018
According to investigators, the facility “failed to ensure a Registered Nurse (RN) did not divert narcotic pain medications. This [breach] affected six residents.” As a part of the investigation, a delivery report indicated that the controlled substance medication had been sent to the facility.
The investigation revealed that a Registered Nurse (RN) had “signed doses out” on multiple occasions that were not given to the resident. The investigators reviewed the Local Police Event Report that stated the RN “was at the facility admitted to stealing the drugs and is willing to return the drugs.”
The Director of Nursing stated to the Registered Nurse that “they were aware she forged other nurses’ names and [the RN] stated, ‘I know, I know’ and left the facility.” During a second interview with the Registered Nurse, the nurse “changed her story and stated she thought she confessed the incident it would not be reported to the Board of Nursing. As a result of the investigation, it was noted that the RN’s “employment was terminated, and there was an ongoing investigation with the Board of Nursing, Pharmacy Board, and Police Department.”
The nursing home “failed to follow their abuse policy for a resident.” The investigators reviewed the resident’s Progress Note that revealed: “the nurse was approached by the receptionist and stated someone knocked [the resident’s] television on him at 4:00 AM.”
Documentation revealed that “the nurse went to the room and noticed the television on the floor and the call light attached to the power cord of the television.” The resident stated that “someone knocked the television on top of him. An assessment was completed and [the resident] revealed he had pain on the right side of his face and right arm. There were no abrasions, or visible bruising noted.”
The survey team interviewed the Corporate Regional Manager who revealed “she did not think the intention was there for an allegation of abuse for the resident. She verified the resident was not interviewed. She stated she felt it was a reporting issue and agreed or should have been an investigation.”
The nursing home “failed to timely report a resident’s allegation of abuse to the State agency, the Ohio Department of health.
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