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Information & Ratings on Twin Rivers Center Nursing Home, Defiance, Ohio
Attorneys for Abused & Mistreated at Twin Rivers Center Nursing Home
The Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represent victims of nursing home assault and abuse occurring in Ohio. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases where Defiance County nursing home residents were mistreated by the medical team, Nurses, State-Tested Nursing Assistants, visitors, employees, and other patients.
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Twin Rivers Center Nursing Home
This center is a 93-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Defiance and Defiance County, Ohio. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
395 Harding Street
Defiance, Ohio 43512
Twin Rivers Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Twin Rivers Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Ohio and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home 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 Department of Health Complaint Website.
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Defiance Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date December 7, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a resident was free from abuse.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s medical records that indicated the resident had numerous co-morbidities including “dry eye syndrome, chronic gingivitis, constipation, vertebrae fracture, chronic pain, and subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain).”
A review of the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealed the resident “was alert and oriented to person, place and time [and] did not have issues with wandering.” The October 9, 2017, Nursing Progress Note at 10:00 PM revealed that the resident “was outside and refused to come into the building when asked by in State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA).”
The document indicated that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “went outside and told the resident he had to come inside, he did not have permission to be outside, and the STNA should not have had to get the nurse to get him back into the facility.”
The Progress Note “further revealed the resident started yelling and attempted to kick outside furniture and [the LPN] got the resident by the wheelchair to bring them into the building.” At that time, “the resident put both feet behind the small front wheels to prevent the wheelchair from moving so [the LPN] tipped the wheelchair up and began to bring them inside.”
The note further revealed that “when they entered the building, the resident pushed their feet and pinned the [LPN] between the reception desk and the back of the resident’s wheelchair.” The “nurse called for help, but no one came, and the resident move forward when she asked and then again placed his feet behind the small front wheels.”
Again, the LPN tipped “the wheelchair up to take him down the hallway, and the resident tried to throw himself on the floor.” At that time, the LPN “stood in front of him to prevent this.” The note says that the resident and the LPN “made it to the back hallway, and the resident calmed down.”
The documentation shows that the LPN “informed the resident his behavior was totally inappropriate and uncalled for, which prompted the resident to use profanities toward the nurse.” The LPN wrote that “she told the resident he could no longer be allowed to go outside if his behavior continued.”
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