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Information & Ratings on Sanctuary at Ohio Valley Nursing Center, Ironton, Ohio
The population of senior citizens has grown significantly last few decades, as many more older Americans are entering nursing facilities nationwide. Unfortunately, the incident rate of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes throughout the United States has also risen. Many of the senior citizens become the state’s most vulnerable and susceptible to abuse and neglect by caregivers, employees and other residents.
If your loved one was victimized while residing in a Lawrence County nursing center, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your losses. We will use the law to ensure those responsible for causing your loved one harm are held legally accountable.
Sanctuary at Ohio Valley Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "nonprofit" home providing services to residents of Ironton and Lawrence County, Ohio. The 93-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2932 South Fifth Street
Ironton, Ohio 45638
Sanctuary at Ohio Valley Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sanctuary at Ohio Valley Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite care, intermediate care, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Ohio can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sanctuary at Ohio Valley Nursing Center for $3,900 on August 04, 2016, citing substandard care. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Ironton 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date [date]
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation #F309 date October 19, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure a resident who received an antipsychotic medication [indicated] the use of that medication” the deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident “reviewed for unnecessary medications.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that indicates the cognitively intact resident “routinely received antipsychotic medication for seven days, had no gradual dose reduction and a gradual dose reduction was not clinically contraindicated.”
Documentation shows that the resident had no indications of medical conditions that require the use of antipsychotic medications and “did not have behaviors and did not reject care.” A review of the resident’s Progress Notes and Behavior Tracking between September 27, 2018, a December 5, 2018 “revealed the resident had to episodes of yelling.”
The surveyors interviewed a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) on December 5, 2018, who revealed: “she had never seen [that resident] have any behaviors.” A different STNA revealed that the resident “had no behaviors.” The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who confirmed that the resident’s medical condition “was not an indication for the use of [any antipsychotic medication].”
The nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident’s medical treatment] was identified in the medical record and failed to [ensure] fluid was available for the resident.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Monthly Physician’s Orders that indicated “the fluid restriction was [ordered for] the nursing staff to provide the milliliters four times a day with medication pass in a dietary to provide 240 mg with each meal.”
However, a review of the resident’s Nutritional Assessment revealed that the resident “was on a liberalized renal diet with 1000 mL fluid restriction. The dietitian recommended the increased fluid restriction from 1000 mL to 1200 mL at that time.”
A Progress Note for the resident revealed a medical treatment center was called to “inform the facility that the resident complained of chest pain.” The resident was sent to the hospital and returned with a 1000 mL fluid restriction. During an interview with the resident, it was revealed that “she did not remember she had a fluid restriction.”
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