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Information & Ratings on Lima Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Lima, Ohio
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Many families throughout Ohio have no other option than to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure that they receive the best care and hygiene assistance possible. Unfortunately, many of these establishments failed to follow established standards of care. Their neglect often results in mistreatment or abuse that could have been prevented.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in an Allen County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your financial damages.
Lima Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Lima and Allen County, Ohio. The 130-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
599 South Shawnee Street
Lima, Ohio 45804
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lima Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for $11,427 on March 06, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received four complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Lima Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F580 date July 25, 2018
According to state investigators, the facility “failed to notify the Physician when [the resident] refuse Physician-ordered wound care.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders and Treatment Administration Record showing that the “wound care was not completed on July 2, 2018.” Further review revealed that wound care was also not completed on July 4, 2018 “due to the resident being out of the facility.”
According to the resident’s progress notes, the resident “refused a dressing change after three attempts” between June 19, 2018, and July 4, 2018.” However, there “was no documentation in the resident’s medical record that the Physician was notified of the wound care not being completed as ordered.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident “did not receive wound care per Physician’s orders.” The Director also confirmed that “the Physician was not notified when the resident refused care” on those dates. This failure is “an incidental finding discovered during the course of this complaint investigation.”
Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing– citation #F686 date May 31, 2018
The nursing home “failed to prevent the development of a deep tissue injury (DTI) that worsened into a stage III pressure ulcer. This [deficient practice] resulted in actual harm to [the resident] who developed a deep tissue injury from the staff wrapping the resident’s toe too tight.”
The harm included the development of a stage III pressure ulcer that required debridement were dead tissue is surgically removed. The survey team reviewed the resident’s Nursing Progress Notes that revealed that a nurse saw the resident’s “toenail on the left [big] toe had fallen off in the resident’s sock. Per the note, the toe was noted to be bleeding, a dressing was applied to the toe, and the nurse practitioner was notified.”
The nursing staff noted blood found on the resident’s foot after the resident reported that “he pulled the toenail off in his sock.” A review of the resident’s care plans revealed a focus to the resident’s “skin integrity impairment related to the right [big] toenail coming off.” The nursing staff was directed by the Care Plan not to wrap the toe too tightly and “be sure the gauze is not too tight.”
The podiatrist notes indicate that while the wrapping to the toe “stop the bleeding, it was wrapped too tight and a deep tissue injury resulted.”
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