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Information & Ratings on Life Care Center of Westlake Nursing Home, Westlake, Ohio
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Cuyahoga County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Life Care Center of Westlake Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 119-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Westlake and Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
26520 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Life Care Center of Westlake Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Westlake Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.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 received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Department of Health Complaint Website.
The state of Ohio and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date August 26, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a self-reported incident and thorough investigation was completed after an altercation between [two residents]. This failure affected [one resident] reviewed for abuse.” At the time of the incident, the facility had 112 residents.
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “was non-ambulatory and required extensive assistance with activities of daily living.” The resident “resided on the secured memory-impaired unit.”
The state investigators conducted a family interview and asked, “if staff, a resident, or anyone else in the facility abused [the resident], including verbal, physical, or sexual abuse.” The “resident’s daughter responded, ‘Yes.’”
The resident’s daughter revealed that “one night, a former roommate had slapped her father; however, she was very satisfied with the facility’s response.” The resident’s daughter revealed that “the staff intervened and called her immediately. The specific resident was no longer on the unit.”
The surveyors then interviewed a Certified Dementia Practitioner serving as the Unit Manager, who revealed: “an incident occurred on August 12, 2016, at 9:15 PM between [two residents].” The Unit Manager stated, “a resident-to-resident confrontation occurred in the residents’ shared room.” One resident “was the aggressor and did strike [the other resident who did not] strike back.”
The Unit Manager stated that “staff intervened and provided one-to-one supervision until the ambulance arrived and [the aggressive resident] was sent to the hospital” for a “geriatric psychiatric evaluation.” The aggressive resident was “returned to the facility on August 18, 2016.”
While the aggressive resident was “readmitted to the Secured Memory Impaired Unit, “they were no longer roommates and, in fact, are on the opposite ends of the unit.” The Unit Manager stated that they were unaware of the Self-Reported Incident “but did provide a Summary of Investigative Fact dated August 12, 2016.” The Unit Manager revealed that the Director of Nursing had “handled any required reporting of incidents of abuse.”
The survey team reviewed the Summary of Investigative Facts providing details. However, “neither summary investigation identify where the residents were during the altercation, any precipitating factors, witnesses, staff statements, the area on [the injured resident’s] face where he was struck, whether it was a slap or a fisted punch, interventions in place [before] the altercation or the content of ongoing staff education.”
Additionally, the Director of Nursing verified that “she did not submit a Self-Reported Incident to the State Agency” as required by law.
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