Information & Ratings on Laurels of Steubenville Nursing Center, Steubenville, Ohio
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This facility is a 127-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
500 Stanton Boulevard
Steubenville, Ohio 43952
Laurels of Steubenville Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Laurels of Steubenville Nursing Center offers other services. Other areas of focused care include short--term rehab, long-term care, respite care, hospice, palliative care, and outpatient therapy.
The investigators for the federal government and state of Ohio nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Laurels of Steubenville Nursing Center for $3,234 on January 26, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received eleven 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.Steubenville Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Nursing Home Area Is Free from Accident Hazards and Provides Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #s689 date November 8, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure fall interventions were in place as ordered.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident “reviewed for falls.”
The resident’s Fall Plan of Care indicates the resident has a collapsed left lung with the fusion, impaired respiratory status, pneumonia, impaired mobility, and a history of falls. The staff members are to “encourage the guest to where nonskid footwear when out of bed, and a mat on the floor next to the bed, to the side of the bed, not against the wall.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Progress Notes indicating the resident “was observed lying on the floor under stomach beside her bed and her room. The guest seemed slow to respond when her name was called. A laceration was observed to the left temple, and a large hematoma observed to the middle of the forehead. Bilateral bruising beginning to appear to the knees and the guest was able to move all extremities without pain.”
The nursing home implaced prevention methods by moving the bed against the wall with a floor mat on the opposite side. However, when the surveyors observed the resident’s bed it “was against the wall on the right side. There is no evidence of a floor mat in the room.” The surveyors interviewed the resident who revealed “she was not used to sleeping a small bed, rolled over and landed on the floor. The resident stated her roommate rang the bell and she laid there about twenty minutes before anyone came.”
The resident said they put her in bed “against the wall after she fell [stating] she never had a mat on the floor next to her bed.” The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who "verified the treatment [included] a mat on the floor [but] there was not a fall mat located in the room. This deficiency substantiates Complaint Number OH 887.”
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