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Information & Ratings on Life Care Center of Medina Nursing Home, Medina, Ohio
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Medina County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Life Care Center of Medina Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 156-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Medina and Medina County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2400 Columbia Rd
Medina, Ohio 44256
Life Care Center of Medina Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Medina Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Department of Health Complaint Website.
The federal government and Ohio Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 9, 2016
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date June 8, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a laundry chute was locked at all times, on the dementia units (400 and 500 hallways). There were thirty-six residents identified as residing on the dementia unit.”
The state surveyors observed the facility Laundry Chute located in the corner on the 500 Hallway on the morning of September 9, 2016.” The “door was opened with pushing a button, and the observation revealed being able to see the lower level. The height and location of the chute could potentially pose a danger to the confused residents residing on the dementia units (400 and 500 Halls).”
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who confirmed “the laundry chute on the 500 Hall corridor was unlocked. The chute was opened to the basement and was observed with the bottom coming up approximately three feet off the floor.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing confirmed that “the facility had no current policy for the laundry chute.”
The facility “failed to ensure [a resident’s] privacy was maintained while the staff assisted the resident with toileting. This finding affected [one resident] reviewed for privacy concerns.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “exhibited memory problems and required limited one-person physical assistance for toileting.” Observations were made of a State-tested Nursing Assistant who revealed that the Assistant helped the resident “from the resident’s bed (closest to the hallway) to the bathroom, opened the bathroom door, assisted the resident into the bathroom, pulled the resident’s pants down and assisted the resident to sit down on the high-rise toilet seat.”
However, the State-tested Nursing Assistant “did not close the bathroom door while the resident was in the bathroom. The resident’s roommate was lying in bed and observed a resident using the toilet.” Specifically, the resident “was not provided privacy while in the bathroom.”
The nursing home failed to follow its Dignity Policy dated June 17, 2008. The policy revealed that “all residents were to be treated in a manner and in an environment that maintains and enhances each resident’s dignity and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality, including assisting residents needing daily care in a dignified manner such as ensuring residents were not exposed.”
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