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Information & Ratings on Pavilion Care Center, Sidney, Ohio
Attorneys for Abused & Injured at Pavilion Care Center
Many families entrust the nursing staff to provide their loved one with compassionate care while residing in a facility to ensure they receive the highest level of hygiene assistance and health care treatments. Unfortunately, many patients become victims of mistreatment after being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients. Often, their injuries are the result of physical, mental, emotional or sexual abuse, or they develop preventable bedsores or injuries from falls.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Shelby County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Pavilion Care Center
This center is a 50-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Sidney and Shelby County, Ohio. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
705 Fulton Street
Sidney, Ohio 45365
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Ohio have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home also received nine 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.
Sidney Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Remains Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date March 1, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [a resident] was free from the use of physical restraints [when the resident] was restrained to a wheelchair with the use of a gait belt.” The facility identified “for residents in the facility that currently display behaviors.”
The resident involved in the investigation had been admitted to the facility with a terminal prognosis and died at the facility “under hospice care.” A Nursing Note revealed that the resident “was documented as being very agitated, restless and combative.” The hospice nurse was given an order to provide antianxiety medication.
The investigators reviewed the Closed Medical Record that revealed: “no documentation of [the resident] being placed in restraints, or any order or consent for restraints was found.” The Social Services Director stated that he helped in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) restrain the resident “with a gait belt after he became agitated, restless and aggressive.” The Director stated that he had witnessed the resident “get out of the Geri-chair, grabbed his wife and then sat on the floor.”
The Social Services Director reported that the LPN indicated she did not know what to do and instructed a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) “to retrieve another resident’s reclining chair” where they fasten the seatbelt around the resident who “was still trying to get out of the wheelchair.”
Documentation shows that the LPN asked the Social Services Directed to hold the resident while the LPN “placed a gait belt around the resident’s chest.” The Director then left the facility returned two hours later and saw that the gait belt had not been unlatched to release the resident. Upon notification of what had transpired, the administration terminated the LPNs employment and gave written reprimands to the Social Services Director and STNA.
The Ohio Department of Health surveyor questioned the Director of Nursing “about a resident being restrained. The Director of Nursing denied ever seeing a resident being restrained.” The Administrator stated that the Social Services Director was given a final notice “for assisting with an act that breaches company policy” as defined in the Worksite Employee Warning Notice.
Both the Director of Nursing and Administrator “both confirmed that [the resident] was restrained with a gait belt inappropriately and without Physician’s orders” as required by law.
Were You Abused or Neglected at Pavilion Care Center? We Can Help
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Pavilion Care Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Shelby County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Sidney.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.