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Information & Ratings on Oaks at Northpointe Nursing Center, Zanesville, Ohio
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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Zanesville and Huron County, Ohio. The 140-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
3291 Northpointe Drive
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Oaks at Northpointe Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oaks at Northpointe Nursing Center offers other services. These services include memory care, post-acute health care services, system living options, and dementia care.
The investigators for the state of Ohio and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Oaks at Northpointe Nursing Center for $3,941 on August 11, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received twelve complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.Zanesville Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Accidents – citation #F689 date November 15, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Prevention and Control Program – citation #F880 date July 1, 2018
According to state surveyors, the nursing home “failed to prevent [a resident] from sustaining a fall out of bed [while] personal care [was] being provided by a facility staff member. Actual harm occurred on October 31, 2018, when [the resident], who was dependent on staff for bathing/personal care, sustained a fall out of bed, resulting in [an injury] and subsequent hospitalization.”
A review of the resident’s Fall Risk Assessments completed after admission reveals that the resident “was at high risk for falls.” A Nursing Progress Note dated October 31, 2018, revealed that the resident “sustained a fall out of bed during a bed bath and sustained a 2.5 x 0.5 (units of measures not stated), laceration to the forehead. The resident was transported to the hospital for evaluation and treatment at that time.” The resident “did not return from the hospital.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain infection control practices during wound care for [a resident] to prevent the spread of infection.”
A review of the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident “had a stage IV pressure ulcer.” The nursing staff was given directions on how to assist in the healing process of the resident’s bed sore.
The survey team observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing wound care to the resident’s coccyx bedsore. During the dressing change, the LPN “did not cleanse or disinfect the bedside table or place a barrier down on the bedside table [before] placing the clean dressing and scissors on the bedside table.”
The surveyors interviewed the LPN who “verified she had not washed her hands after cleaning the resident’s wound before redressing the coccyx wound. She also verified she had not cleaned the scissors before she had then cut the calcium alginate. This deficiency is an incidental finding to Complaint Number OH 692.”
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