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Information & Ratings on Manor at Whitehall Nursing Center, Whitehall, Ohio
Many nursing facilities are entrusted to provide residents the highest level of care to ensure that their health and hygiene needs are met. Unfortunately, many residents become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, other patients, or employees.
If your loved one was harmed while residing in a Franklin County nursing facility, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your loved one’s injuries financially and legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Manor at Whitehall Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Whitehall and Franklin County, Ohio. The 133-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
4805 Langley Avenue
Whitehall, Ohio 43213
Manor at Whitehall Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Manor at Whitehall Nursing Center offers other services. These services include assisted living options, memory care, long-term care, and rehabilitative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Ohio and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing home also received twenty complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Whitehall 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date October 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date July 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date October 30, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement and maintain adequate infection control practices during incontinence care, urinary catheter care, and blood glucose testing to prevent the spread of infection.” The deficient practice involved two residents “observed for catheter/incontinence care and had the potential to affect six residents who received finger stick blood glucose testing.”
In one incident, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “verified she did not follow the policy and procedures for cleaning the glucometer” used between multiple residents. This “deficiency as an incidental finding to Master Complaint Number OH 551.”
The nursing home “failed to implement adequate and timely interventions to promote healing of [a resident’s] pressure ulcers.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical records that revealed: “the resident had a current Plan of Care in place which indicated the resident had actual skin impairment to the sacrum with a goal of reduction in size.”
The nursing staff was guided to use a low air loss, pressure reduction device in the chair to help heal a stage III pressure ulcer that measured “1.8 cm in length by 0.6 cm and with, by 0.1 cm and depth.” The pressure wound had “scant drainage and a red wound appearance with no odor, and a pink peri-wound.”
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that “there was no evidence a Physician or a Nurse Practitioner was addressing the resident’s ulcer on an ongoing basis to ensure the ulcer was healing and had the most appropriate and adequate wound treatment.” The Director also verified that “when reviewing the pressure ulcer measurements for the resident, the pressure ulcer had shown no signs of improvement.”
The facility “failed to ensure Hoyer lifts (mechanical device to move people) were available for residents to get out of bed daily.” In one incident, a resident’s Current Plan of Care for Impaired Skin Integrity “had interventions including staff to encourage [the resident] to participate in out of bed activity and used a Hoyer lift as needed.”
However, when the nursing home interviewed the resident, they were told “she was unable to get out of bed, [we’ve done] all we can [stating that] staff told her there was no Hoyer lift available to get her out of bed. She stated she wanted to get up, that we can; but could not.”
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