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Information & Ratings on Valley Oaks Care Center, East Liverpool, Ohio
Are you concerned that your loved one in a Columbiana County nursing home is being abused or neglected? Have they developed preventable bedsores or suffered an injury from a fall that could have been avoided?
If so, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let us work on your case to ensure you are compensated for your monetary damages. Talk with us to today about how we can help.Valley Oaks Care Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of East Liverpool and Columbiana County, Ohio. The 99-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
500 Selfridge Street
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
Valley Oaks Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Valley Oaks Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes respiratory care, diabetes care, Cancer care, hospice, cardiac care, pain management, stroke care, dementia/Alzheimer care, and restorative nursing care including occupational, speech and physical therapies.
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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Valley Oaks Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $63,604 fine on January 19, 2017, and a $38,285 fine on April 21, 2016, for a total of $101,889.
This nursing home also received seven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 date #F600 January 2, 2019
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from sexual abuse.” The resident policy is Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated the resident “was assessed to require supervision, set up assistance from staffed for bed mobility, transfers and walking in the room and on the unit.” The resident was taking antipsychotic and antidepressant medications.”
The investigative team reviewed the facility Self-Reported Incident (SRI) that revealed “an allegation of sexual abuse reported to the State agency. The SRI indicated [that the resident] reported a visitor kissed her on the lips and touched her stomach/breast area.” The facility substantiated the allegation of sexual abuse.
The surveyors reviewed statements of the incident reported on December 13, 2018. The document says that the resident approach in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stating, “I am sorry, I am nervous, do you know [another resident’s] friend?” The alleged perpetrator “came into my room and was touching me and then kissed me.”
The Social Service Progress Note documents that a worker reported to a nurse on the unit that a male visitor kissed the resident. The “worker interviewed [the resident] as to what had occurred.” The resident stated that “she was lying in her bed when a male visitor entered her room [stating that] she had not invited the male visitor into her room and he just walked in.”
The resident stated that the male visitor “asked her why are not you down at the Christmas party? I came to see why you are at the party.” The resident responded that she did not know why and just did not want to go down. It was reported that the male visitor “then came over to her bedside and leaned down to her and kissed her on the lips. She then stated he turned around and walked out of her room.” The resident then reported the incident “to the nurse” who notified the authorities.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Valley Oaks Care Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Columbiana County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including East Liverpool.
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