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Information & Ratings on The Laurels of Walden Park Nursing Center, Columbus, Ohio
Many families have no other option than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure that they receive the highest level of care in a compassionate, safe environment. However, finding the right place should never be taken lightly. Mistreatment, neglect, and abuse are still common problems associated with many facilities in Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware County.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case today.The Laurels of Walden Park Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 225-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Columbus and Delaware, Fairfield and Franklin County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
5700 Karl Road
Columbus, Ohio 43229
The Laurels of Walden Park Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Laurels of Walden Park Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house dialysis, respite care, hospice, palliative care, ventilator care, respiratory care, long-term care, and short-term rehab.Financial Penalties and Violations
Ohio and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
The nursing home also received twenty-two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date December 5, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to prevent [a resident] from sustaining an injury while smoking with oxygen.” The incident involved a cognitively intact resident who requires “supervision for bed mobility, transfers, eating and toilet use.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Progress Note revealing that and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was alerted by a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) that the “resident’s room was full of burning smoke.” The LPN “immediately went to the room and it was full of burning smoke in the resident was screaming for a new nasal cannula, because it was burnt.”
The LPN noted redness “around his mouth and nose, and his nose was bleeding, and he stated, ‘I got burned.’ He stated his hands were wet, and he touched the electrical switch on his bathroom wall and got electrocuted through his nasal cannula in his nose.”
The nursing staff assessed the resident “in the nasal cannula was replaced, and his nose was cleaned with normal saline and ice was applied.” The resident “complained of pain around his nose and an ‘as needed’ pain medication was given.”
At first, the resident “denied he was smoking in his room but later admitted to smoking in the bathroom. He stated he was smoking while his nasal cannula was plugged into his oxygen tank. A cigarette lighter was removed from the room, and he was placed on one-on-one supervision. Education was provided on the implications of smoking while on oxygen.”
In a separate summary statement dated September 17, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure residents receive adequate supervision and assistance [when using a nebulizer device to administer medication].” The survey team reviewed a resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Nurse’s Notes.
The documentation shows that the resident “was noted to have a blister to the right forearm and to their second knuckle on the right ring finger.” The facility Administrator revealed that the resident’s “nebulizer machine caused the blisters. The resident wanted to complete the treatment independently, refuse to allow the nurse to stay with her for the treatment and demanded the nurse lead the nebulizer in the bed with her.”
The Administrator said that “the machine heated up and caused the blisters.”
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