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Information & Ratings on Rivers Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center, Coshocton, Ohio
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This long-term care facility is a 31-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Coshocton and Coshocton County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1433 Walnut Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Rivers Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rivers Crossing Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice care, respite care, chronic ventilator care, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
The nursing home also received two 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 federal government and Ohio Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date October 5, 2017
- Failure to Keep Accurate, Complete and Organize Clinical Records on Each Resident That Meets Professional Standards – citation #F514 date October 5, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to have a Legionella Prevention Program in place” as required by federal law. The nursing home also failed to complete an employee screening “to prevent the spread of infection. This [failure] had the potential to affect all twenty-six residents in the facility.”
The survey team reviewed records that revealed “no evidence of policies, procedures or reports documenting water management implementation results to verify the facility conducted the facility risk assessment to identify where Legionella and other opportunistic waterborne pathogens could grow and spread in the facility’s water system.”
The surveyor said that there was “no evidence the facility implemented a water management program that considers the ASHRAE industry standard and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) toolkit.”
The facility was to have control measures that were not in place including “physical controls, temperature management, disinfect level control, visual inspections, and environmental testing for pathogens. Further, there was no evidence of specifying testing protocols, acceptable ranges for control measures, and documenting of the results of testing and corrective actions taken when control limits were not maintained.”
A maintenance employee verified that the facility “did not have a Legionella Risk Assessment to determine where pathogens could grow and spread.” The employee also verified that “the facility had not implemented a water management program for specified testing protocols and acceptable ranges.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) documentation was complete related to meal and fluid intake, snacks, bowel movements, incontinence, bathing, and behaviors. This [failure] affected all twenty-six residents residing in the facility.”
In one incident, the surveyors reviewed the STNA Flow Records and Behavior Tracking Log that revealed: “there was no documentation and any residents for the 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM shifts on October 2, 2017, and October 3, 2017.” The STNA on duty during that time revealed that “he knew he did not document on [the first day] and had not intended to document for both days on October 3, 2017.”
Other STNAs working at the facility also verified that they had not done their job as required in ensuring that accurate records were met that meet professional standards.
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