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Information & Ratings on Sapphire Health and Rehabilitation Center, Akron, Ohio
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Sapphire Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 70-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Akron and Summit County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2631 Copley Road
Akron, Ohio 44321
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Sapphire Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $66,220 fine on June 26, 2017, and a $2,178 fine on April 21, 2016, for a total of $68,398.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Akron Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date June 26, 2017
- Failure to Assist Those Residents Who Need Total Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming, and Personal and Oral Hygiene – citation #F312 date June 26, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [the resident’s] responsible party was notified of a new Physician order.” The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “refused all doses” of their medication.
The resident’s Progress Note revealed that the resident’s “responsible party/son arrived at the facility and spoke with the Assistant Director of Nursing regarding the resident’s behaviors and medications. The son stated at the time that he was never notified [of a new medication] being ordered. The nurse apologized for the oversight of him not being told. The son informed the nurse that he did not want [the resident] to be given [the medication].”
The subsequent Progress Note revealed that “the Physician was made aware of the son’s request.” The Director of Nursing verified the resident’s “son was the resident’s responsible party should have been notified promptly of any changes in the treatment of the resident’s condition.” The Director also verified that “the son was not made aware of the new order for any antipsychotic medication” that was prescribed on May 23, 2017. The Director of Nursing verified that the son was not made aware until June 6, 2017.”
The nursing home “failed to provide personal care for [four residents] who were identified to require staff assistance with showers.” A review of one resident’s Significant Change Comprehensive Assessment indicated “she was independent and daily decision-making in her preferences related to bathing and clothing were very important to her.”
The resident’s interventions included “to provide assistance with activities of daily living, or provide education as needed.” The resident stated during an interview that “she was not provided [showers twice weekly].”
The resident was observed on numerous occasions and one day “looking disheveled with their hair unkempt.” The surveyors reviewed the Shower Schedule that revealed: “she was scheduled for twice-weekly showers on Thursdays and Sundays.”
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