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Information & Ratings on Sterling Transitional Suites Nursing Center, Zanesville, Ohio
For years, there has been an increasing need for additional nursing home beds due to the rising number of senior citizens entering their retirement years in America. This increasing demand has placed a significant burden on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides providing care to the elderly, rehabilitating, disabled, or infirm. Unfortunately, this burden has led to rising numbers of cases involving neglect and abuse.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Huron 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. We can begin working on your case today.Sterling Transitional Suites Nursing Center
This facility is a "for profit" 50-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Zanesville and Huron County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1126 Adair AvenueFinancial Penalties and Violations
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Sterling Transitional Suites Nursing Center
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 one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date January 10, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date January 10, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to identify, comprehensively assess, and monitor a pressure ulcer.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed the resident “had no pressure ulcers.” The resident’s Braden Assessment revealed that the resident “was not at risk for pressure ulcer development.”
However, an Admission Note revealed that the resident “was admitted with a blackened area to the resident’s right shin about the size of a quarter [that was] raised and red.” The next day, “the facility identified the blackened area to the right shin to be a blood blister.”
Twelve days later, the resident’s Skin Assessment Note revealed that “the blistered area remained with treatment in place. No new areas were identified.” The surveyors say that there was “no evidence that [their] blood blister was assessed as a pressure ulcer, monitored or comprehensively assess weekly” between that time frame and up to one week later.
The survey team interviewed and Registered Nurse (RN) who verified that “according to the skin documentation available for review, [the resident’s] blood blister should have been assessed as an unstageable pressure ulcer [and that] there was no comprehensive assessment completed weekly and no treatment order for the pressure ulcer.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure call lights were within reach for residents at risk for falls.” In one incident, the surveyors reviewed the resident’s Hospital Discharge Summary revealing that the resident “fell down steps and fractured his right femur [requiring] surgical intervention.”
The resident’s Initial Assessment revealed the resident “was at risk for falls.” The resident’s Admission Care Plan for Falls revealed that the nursing staff was “to keep a call light and frequently used items within reach.”The survey team observed the resident while “sitting in the recliner in his room with his feet elevated.” The resident “stated he had to go to the bathroom but did not know where his call light was. The call light was observed in the trash can and was not within the resident’s reach.”
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