Information & Ratings on Lexington Court Care Center, Lexington, Ohio
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This long-term care facility is a 129-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Lexington and Warren County, Ohio. The "for profit" home is located at:
250 Delaware St
Lexington, Ohio 44904
Lexington Court Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lexington Court Care Center offers other services. Additional areas of focused care include wound care, tracheotomy care, IV (intravenous) therapy, tube feedings, pain management, dementia care, hospice, and palliative care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that have harmed or could harm one or more residents.
The nursing home also received nine 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.Lexington 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 two 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 Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date February 28, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Are Fully Informed and Understand Their Health Status, Care and Treatments – citation #F552 date March 30, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to implement their policy when a staff member failed to report an allegation of misappropriation to the administration within twenty-four hours.” The incident involved a cognitively intact resident who was independent while “walking in the room and corridor.”
A Social Service Progress Note revealed the conversation with the resident “on the importance of keeping all valuables in the lockbox and locked at all times.” A review of the Self-Reported Incident Form that was submitted to the State Agency revealed that the resident had reported that “she had $100 missing on February 9, 2018, and [the resident] stated she was given two $100 bills and two $5 bills which were carried for a while then placed in the jewelry box.”
While a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) reported the information of the missing money to a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the Administrator and Director of Nursing revealed that neither of them was aware that the resident’s money was missing until four days later. This deficient practice is a violation of state and federal regulations.
The nursing home “failed to ensure a resident, who wore hand brace/splints, was consulted in a ‘wearing’ schedule.” The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan indicating the resident “has complaints of chronic pain related to arthritis, contractures [in the] bilateral upper extremities.”
The Occupational Therapy Discharge Notes from February 22, 2018, indicated that “the resident would benefit from a simple orthosis device to reduce flexion contracture of joints.” Observations the resident’s right and left hand/wrist splint “was fitted with no complaints of pain. The resident will wear the splints up to one hour.”
However, after reviewing the Nursing Progress Notes between February 28, 2016, and March 30, 2018, the report “did not include any indication that the resident was consulted regarding wearing hands splints/braces.” The Director of Nursing “was unable to provide information regarding when the staff talked with the resident about the splints or about the order to implement the splints.” The Director “was not aware that the resident could only tolerate the splints/braces up to one hour at a time.”
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