Information & Ratings on Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio
Sadly, many nursing home residents are injured, mistreated or abused in numerous ways including when they receive substandard care, are financially exploited, or become victims of physical or sexual assaulted by employees or other patients. Many nursing homes are understaffed or provide insufficient training to the Nurses and Nurse’s Aides.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Caldwell and Noble County, Ohio. The 95-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
44565 Sunset Road
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Summit Acres Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Summit Acres Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice care, rehab therapy, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, spiritual care, assisted living and independent living options, and rehabilitative care.
Ohio and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Summit Acres Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,125 fine on December 27, 2017, and a $4,000 fine on August 11, 2016, for a total of $12,125.
The nursing home also received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Ohio long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date August 7, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 3, 2016
According to the state investigators, “the facility failed to implement isolation precautions for [a resident] who had Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase infections to prevent the spread of infection in the facility.”
The survey team observed the resident in their room with a Laboratory Technician and Registered Nurse (RN) “without the correct of personal protective equipment (PPE) in place. The cart was observed outside the resident’s room with PPE and assigned to see the nurse before entering.”
The Lab Technician “was observed trying to obtain a blood specimen from the resident and the nurse was standing next to [them]. The Lab Technician was observed to be “wearing gloves, but no gown or other PPE. The nurse had no gloves or gown on [and] was observed [leaving] the resident’s room without washing her hands.”
The surveyors interviewed a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) who reported “to the nurse that the resident was always incontinent of urine. The RN never mentioned that the resident’s [highly contagious medical condition] was in the nares [nostrils].”
The nursing home “failed to prevent incidents of abuse [involving two residents].” The survey team reviewed a Facility South-Reported Incident (SRI) revealing that the SRI “was marked as an allegation of misappropriation. However, the incident was actually related to an allegation of physical abuse.”
The report indicated that a resident in the Unit 2 Dining Room had attempted to bite a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) and the STNA used the palm of her hand right to push [the resident] back into the chair.” The resident “had stopped inappropriate actions and returned to resting.”
The SRI was “unsubstantiated as the report indicated after a thorough investigation the facility could not conclude abuse occurred. The resident experienced no physical harm, pain, or mental anguish per the facility.”
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