Information & Ratings on Newark Care and Rehabilitation Center, Newark, Ohio
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This long-term care facility is a 138-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Newark and Licking County, Ohio. The "for profit" home is located at:
75 Mcmillen Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055
Newark Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Newark Care and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech 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.
The nursing home also received twenty-five 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.Newark 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 – citation #F580 date June 5, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to notify [the resident’s] Physician of an elevated blood sugar level, [the resident’s] responsible party of the development of a pressure ulcer and of an elevated potassium level timely.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s nursing Progress Note that revealed no notation of the resident’s condition [when the resident was discharged from the facility to the emergency room with a critical blood glucose level of 600 mg/dL.”
The survey team reviewed a handwritten paragraph documented by the Unit 300 cap manager, Registered Nurse (RN) as a late entry four days after the resident was sent to the hospital. The note indicated that “they were called to the resident’s room by an upset family member. The family stated that they were concerned about their father. From what the resident had told the family, he had not had his insulin that morning. The family asked another nurse to check the resident’s blood sugar before they arrived, and his sugar was 426.”
That document shows that the resident received an evening dose of insulin and another fifteen units of insulin at 6:00 AM. At that time, the resident’s blood sugar was 268. The resident’s “daughter-in-law requested this blood sugar be checked again. The blood sugar was 600. The family immediately gathered the resident with his Walker and left the facility stating they were taking them to the emergency room.”
The Registered Nurse “documented they were waiting on the Physician to come to the facility that day to clarify [the resident’s] insulin order is because they were confusing. The handwritten paragraph was not documented in the resident’s medical chart, Nurse’s Notes, or any portion of the electronic record or on the facility SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) that was used to indicate a change in medical condition.
The documentation also fails to show where the Physician was notified of the elevated blood sugar of 426 and 268. Additionally, the resident’s “insulin order was not transcribed into the Medication Administration Record (MAR).” When the resident left the facility with the family with a critical blood sugar of 600 “to go to the emergency room, there was no documentation of the resident’s condition on departure.”
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