Information & Ratings on Residence at Salem Woods Nursing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sadly, many residents in nursing facilities become the victims of neglect, mistreatment or abuse at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients. Sometimes, the Administrator fails to hire appropriately trained medical teams or do not provide adequate supervision that could lead to substandard care.
If your loved one was the victim of mistreatment while residing in a Hamilton County nursing facility, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can provide immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers will work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for harm legally accountable.Residence at Salem Woods Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio. The 116-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
6164 Salem Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Residence at Salem Woods Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Residence at Salem Woods Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice care, respite care, spiritual care, tracheostomy care, wound care, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.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 eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
The state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 August 29, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure residents were free from verbal abuse by a staff member.” The deficient practice affected four residents.
One incident involved a cognitively intact resident with “verbal behaviors directed toward others one to three days during the seven-day look back period. During the investigation, the resident stated that a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) “will constantly bang on the door.” The resident said that “he has asked the aides several times to stop banging and she just says, ‘I ain’t banging.’”
The resident stated to the surveyors that the STNA’s “behavior is past rude; it is abusive.” The resident told the surveyors that the STNA “talks very disrespectful to him daily, saying things like, ‘you ain’t asking anything of me, and you are a mean person all the time.’” The resident claimed that “he is not a mean person, he is just asking her to do her job, and she is rude to everyone.”
The survey team reviewed a second resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and interviewed the resident who stated: “the Aides on the unit gets marked with the residents.” The second resident said that “if she asks [the STNA] if dinner is on the unit, she will respond with, ‘do you see a silver cart? Well, then I guess it is not here.’”
The second resident said that the STNA “would argue with her about anything she would say.” The resident stated that “if she would say her shirt was pink, [the STNA] would say it was orange, just to start an argument with her.”
The survey team interviewed a third resident who stated that “she was getting tissues out of the cabinet on August 25, 2018, and [the same STNA] started hollering at her.” The resident said that she told the STNA “she is not supposed to hollering residents, and she stated [back that] ‘she can do what she wants to.’”
The third resident said that “that was abuse yesterday, which he did to me.” The resident said that “she has had many problems with [that STNA]. However, she never reported she was treating her because she was afraid that she would retaliate against her, and she was trying to be nice and handle things on her own.” The resident said that the STNA “speaks to her and other residents in a harsh tone, and she does not like being hollered at.”
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