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Information & Ratings on Uptown Westerville Healthcare Center, Westerville, Ohio
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Uptown Westerville Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 174-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Westerville and Franklin County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
140 Old County Line Road
Westerville, Ohio 43081
Uptown Westerville Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Uptown Westerville Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes cardiac care, pulmonary care, orthopedic and joint care, diabetes care, wound care, neurological and stroke care, and outpatient therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Ohio and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Uptown Westerville Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $20,965 fine on July 26, 2017, a $15,581 fine on May 09, 2017, and a $29,182 fine on November 17, 2016, for a total of $65,728.
The nursing home also received twenty-four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Westerville 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 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 Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date July 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide Pharmaceutical Services to Meet the Needs of Each Resident and Employee or Obtain the Services of a Licensed Pharmacist – citation #F755
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [a resident] was provided protective home and equipment as care planned at the time the resident was transferred to the hospital.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that indicated the resident “was to wear a helmet (Protective Head Equipment) whenever the resident was out of bed.”
The nursing home “failed to observe a resident swallowing narcotic medication and to sign the medication on the narcotic control log. The facility also failed to individually identify crushed medications resulting in a missed dose.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders and Care Plan that revealed the resident “suffer from chronic pain with the goal to reduce the episodes of breakthrough pain. Nonpharmacological interventions were noted as well as administering pain medications as ordered.”
The surveyors observed the resident complaining “of pain in the legs.” In Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “assess the resident’s pain level and determined it was time that the resident could have [their pain medication] as ordered by the Physician.”
The LPN then gave the resident the medication “then walked away from the resident [before] watching the resident swallow the medication.” The LPN “proceeded to check the blood sugar for another resident. After returning to the medication cart, the surveyor asked [the LPN] if any processes could have been completed differently when administering [the narcotic pain medication to the resident].”
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