Information & Ratings on Villa Vista Royale Nursing Center, Steubenville, Ohio
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 54-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1800 Sinclair Avenue
Steubenville, Ohio 43953
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 Villa Vista Royale Nursing Center for $98,662 on June 21, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
The state of Ohio and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 21, 2018
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation #F309 date August 31, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to implement order/interventions for pressure relief [for a resident] to promote pressure ulcer healing.” A review of the resident’s Physician’s orders indicated the resident “could be up for one hour in the wheelchair while her daughter was visiting.” The orders included “interventions on a Care Plan which indicated [the resident] had a pressure ulcer on the coccyx”
The investigators noted that the resident “had short-term and long-term memory problems and severely impaired cognitive skills for daily decision-making. The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that they were “totally dependent for bed mobility and had an unhealed Stage IV pressure ulcer (full thickness tissue loss with exposed bone, tendon or muscle).
The investigators observed the resident in their room beginning on November 19, 2018, at 9:56 AM, and subsequent times up to 5:26 PM. During that time, the resident “was in bed with the head of the bed raised to position her on her back.”
The following day on November 20, 2018, from 7:00 AM through 11:50 AM, the resident “was observed sitting in the recliner in her room with no pressure relief devices under [her].”
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing who “verified the purpose of the orders to turn [the resident] on her side while in bed and limiting the amount of time [the resident] was sitting in a chair was to provide pressure relief.”
The Director also verified that the resident “had been sitting in her wheelchair for greater than one hour and there were no pressure relief devices in the chair because the chair was soft.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure bruises were identified timely, documented and monitored.” This deficiency affected two residents “reviewed for non-pressure skin areas.”
In one incident, the cognitively impaired resident was receiving Xarelto (blood thinner) to prevent blood clots. The resident had “a fading yellow bruise on the right temple.”
The following morning at 8:45 AM, the surveyors observed the resident “with the Director of Nursing [who] revealed the resident’s right forearm had a greenish, yellowish bruise and a dark purple bruise noted under the right side.” The Director reported that the resident “had recently fallen.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Medical Records that revealed no evidence that the resident “had bruising on her right for head or under her right side.” The documentation from eleven days earlier indicated that the resident had been “found on the floor in her room with her torso on the floor mat and her head was on the ground.” The resident reported “she had broken her head and complained of right arm pain. The resident was transported to the emergency room and returned four hours later.”
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