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Information & Ratings on Vista Center at The Ridge, Mineral Ridge, Ohio
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Vista Center at The Ridge
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 155-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Mineral Ridge and Clermont County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3379 Main Street
Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440
Vista Center at The Ridge
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Vista Center at The Ridge offers other services. Additional focused care includes rehab services, wound management, hospice, respiratory care, behavioral health care, memory care, and Lifeline Response services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Vista Center at The Ridge for $65,779 on September 21, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
Mineral Ridge 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date September 21, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to prevent [one resident] from physically abusing [another resident].” The alleged perpetrator “return to the facility from the hospital psychiatric unit [after] being hospitalized” for approximately ten days, “for hoarding forks and knives in bed and expressing homicidal ideation with the verbalized intent to harm staff and other residents.”
The investigators place the facility in Immediate Jeopardy “a situation exists that is likely to result in serious injury, harm, impairment or death.” The Immediate Jeopardy existed because the resident’s “aggressive behaviors escalated with episodes of throwing glass objects, shattering in the presence of other residents and delusional ideations of staff killing her unborn child.”
The surveyors say that the “Immediate Jeopardy continued” when the resident entered another resident’s room “threat adjoining bathroom and began choking and slapping her in the face while holding her down in bed.” The aggressive resident stated that “Jesus told her to [kill the resident], and she wanted to kill her. No behavior Care Plan had been developed or implemented for [the allegedly aggressive resident] addressing her actions and ideations upon her hospital readmission.”
The surveyors say that while this event affected two residents reviewed for abuse, the incident had “the potential to affect the twenty-four additional residents that resided on the female secured dementia unit.” Eight of these residents “were receiving hospice care.”
The state survey team notified the Administrator, Assistant Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Registered Nurse, and Corporate Quality Assurance Director of the Immediate Jeopardy that began on August 25, 2017.” The Immediate Jeopardy notification was a response to the resident’s “behaviors that escalated into verbal and physical aggression.”
It was determined that the “facility failed to develop a plan and initiate interventions to protect the twenty-four residents on the secured dementia unit where [the resident] resided.”
The Administrator contacted the local police authorities concerning the incident stating that the resident “was physically abusing choking [another resident].” Although “the Immediate Jeopardy was removed on September 15, 2017, the facility remains out of compliance at a Severity Level 2 (no actual harm with the potential for more than minimal harm that is not Immediate Jeopardy) as the facility is still in the process of implementing the corrective action of monitoring to ensure ongoing compliance.”
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