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Information & Ratings on Pataskala Oaks Care Center, Pataskala, Ohio
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Pataskala Oaks Care Center
This long-term care center is a 86-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Pataskala and Licking County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
144 East Broad Street
Pataskala, Ohio 43062
Pataskala Oaks Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pataskala Oaks Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care, memory care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and a Parkinson’s disease program.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Pataskala Oaks Care Center for $6,780 on August 26, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing home also received six complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Pataskala Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Ohio Department of Public Health website.
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 Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date September 22, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That the Nursing Home Every Remains Free from Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 22, 2016
According to investigators, a resident suffered severe harm after their Stage II pressure ulcer degraded into an unstageable pressure ulcer involving so much tissue loss and obscured skin loss. The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Treatment Administration Record (TAR) that show that “treatment was not documented that it started” until “five days after admission.”
A review of the resident’s Progress Note revealed the doctor ordered a wound culture to the right heel “due to a fall earlier. The results of the “wound culture to the right heel was positive for a staph infection.”
The resident’s Nutrition Progress Report revealed that the resident’s nutrition was “at risk and the skin meeting that [the resident’s] right heel wound was declining and [the staff] would recommend” the start of an advanced wound care regimen.” A Registered Nurse (RN) confirmed that the resident’s right heel treatment ordered by the Physician on September 19, 2016, had not begun until the following day.
The nursing home “failed to ensure staff responded immediately to exit alarms.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident “reviewed for wandering and elopement risk.” The incident involved a resident who “exhibited exit seeking behaviors. The resident care plan was to use an ankle alarmed to prevent exiting the facility. The alarm had been in place since admission.”
The investigative team reviewed a Nurse Note that revealed the resident “left the facility and was near the road next to the facility parking lot when found. It was not documented if the alarm was heard and responded to immediately.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident “was an elopement risk and wore a secure care system on the ankle.” The Director stated that the staff “started searching and found [a resident] outside of the facility near the road by the parking lot [and verified that] the front door alarm was working [therefore] the staff did not respond [promptly to keep the resident] from leaving the facility.”
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