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Information & Ratings on Piqua Healthcare Nursing Center, Piqua, Ohio
Attorneys for Neglected & Abused at Piqua Healthcare Nursing Center
Abuse or mistreatment is often difficult to detect in nursing facilities, especially when the patient has dementia or any other symptoms that are often associated with the effects of mistreatment. Sometimes, family members will determine that their loved one is suffering from a debilitating disease or the natural progression of aging when actual neglect or abuse is occurring.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Miami 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.
Piqua Healthcare Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Piqua and Miami County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
275 Kienle Drive
Piqua, Ohio 45356
Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Piqua Healthcare Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on September 06, 2018, a $92,290 fine on December 27, 2016, and a $189,859 fine on May 06, 2016, for a total of $295,776.
This nursing home also received five 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.
Piqua Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Basic Life Support, Including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) before the Arrival of Medical Personnel – citation #F678 October 9, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 6, 2018 According to investigators, the “facility failed to properly monitor and evaluate pressure ulcers [involving two residents] reviewed for pressure ulcers. This [failure] resulted in [detrimental] harm when [a resident] developed an unstageable pressure ulcer to her right heel.”
The state investigators documented that the facility “failed to timely initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and timely contact Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for [one resident who was a Full Code it was found unresponsive and without vital signs. Life-threatening harm and death occurred when [the resident] did not receive timely CPR EMS and expired at the facility.”
The investigators determined that this failure “resulted in Immediate Jeopardy for [one of four residents] review for a change in condition and death in the facility.” Documentation shows that a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) informed in a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) that a resident “was unresponsive.” At that time, the LPN checked the resident and “found the resident to be without a pulse or other vital signs.”
However, even though the LPN did not find vital signs, neither one of two LPNs begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). At that time, the STNA “provide post-mortem care,” and the facility notified the Hospice Provider of the resident’s death.
Documentation shows that the “medical record was not reviewed to confirm the resident’s code status.” A Registered Nurse (RN) heard of the resident’s death and instructed the LPNs “to check the resident medical records to verify the resident’s code status.” Upon checking, it was discovered that the resident was a Full Code.”
The LPN then “obtained the crash cart and proceeded to [the resident’s] room to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and 911 was called. Upon the EMS arrival at the facility, CPR was being performed [on the resident who] was noted by EMS services to be cold to touch, dependent the validity and rigor mortis was beginning the set in.”
The AMS team did not initiate life-saving care “due to the obvious signs of death.” It was noted that the resident had “expired in the facility.”
Abused at Piqua Healthcare Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Piqua Healthcare Nursing Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Miami County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Piqua.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.