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Information & Ratings on Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center, Columbus, Ohio
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Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 181-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Columbus and Delaware, Fairfield and Franklin County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
935 North Cassady Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43219
Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes IV therapy, trach care, wound care, medication management, sub-acute nursing services, and social services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center for $7,150 on October 19, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received twenty-one complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Columbus Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Ohio Department of Public Health 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date October 25, 2018
According to state surveyors, the facility “failed to implement abuse and neglect policies and [for one resident] who alleged verbal abuse.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Care Plan that revealed the resident “had episodes of verbal and physical outbursts as evidenced by arguing with roommates, accusations toward the staff, depression, and anxiety.”
The nursing staff was to follow interventions including allowing the resident “time to respond to directed to request, and if anger escalates, have another staff approach her.” The surveyors asked the resident “if she felt like she was being treated with dignity and or respect, and if she ever felt abused.” The resident replied that a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) “had flipped off (the middle finger gesture) and she reported to the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).”
The surveyors interviewed the LPN who revealed that another LPN had witnessed an incident between the resident and an STNA.” The LPN said that the resident “never told her about the incident, it was [the other LPN] that had mentioned it. This LPN stated that the Director of Nursing knew of the incident. The LPN thought that the STNA was removed from the floor for an investigation.
As a part of the investigation, the Administrator and Registered Nurse (RN) were interviewed. During the interview, it was revealed that the resident had been “in the hallway stating [the STNA] had been flipped off.” It was documented that the LPN did not witness [the STNA flipped off the resident], but she did witness [the resident screaming at the STNA, and the STNA] was trying to calm her down.”
The surveyors noted that there was no facility Self-Reported Incident (SRI) “created for the alleged use incident, no other residents or staff were interviewed regarding the incident or staff interactions [and the STNA] was never taken off the schedule for an investigation.” Both the Administrator and the RN claimed that the previous Director of Nursing “should have completed a full investigation but did not.” This deficiency “substantiates Complaint Number OH 589.”
Abused at Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Summit’s Trace Healthcare Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Delaware, Fairfield, and Franklin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Columbus.
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