Information & Ratings on Whispering Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Mount Vernon, Ohio
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 44-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
416 Wooster Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Whispering Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Whispering Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, wound care, long-term care, post-acute care, and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home also received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem 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.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Ohio Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 April 12, 2018
- Failure to Have a Registered Nurse on Duty for At Least Eight Hours Every Day – citation #F727 date January 22, 2019
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Is Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date September a 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Residents Are Free from Significant Medication Errors – citation #F760 date April 12, 2018
The nursing home “failed to protect residents from resident-to-resident abuse.” The surveyors reviewed the facility’s Self-Report Incident Form that revealed “an unprovoked incident when [one resident hit another resident] in the face, resulting in [the injured resident pushing the assaulting resident] into the bathroom door.
Documentation shows that “both residents received injuries were sent to the hospital for treatment and evaluations.” The facility staff substantiated the Self-Report Incident.
According to investigators, “the facility failed to have a Registered Nurse (RN) on-site for at least eight consecutive hours, seven days a week. This [failure] had the potential to affect all thirty-six residents residing in the facility.” The Director of Nursing verified that “there was not an RN coverage every other weekend on multiple occasions in January 2019.
The nursing home “failed to store process women in an area that was sanitary to prevent the spread of infection. This [failure] had the potential to affect all forty-one residents residing in the facility.”
The facility “failed to ensure residents were free from significant medication errors when the nursing staff failed to administer medications to a resident according to Physician’s orders.” This failure “affected nine of ten residents reviewed for significant medication errors.”
One incident involved a resident whose MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed they require “extensive assist of one person for bed mobility, dressing, toilet use, and personal hygiene.” The cognitively impaired resident was receiving antipsychotic medication where “interventions included medication as ordered, monitor behavior symptoms and its side effects, notify the Physician.”
In one incident, a Registered Nurse (RN) “did not administer [the resident’s] medication as ordered by the Physician. The resident did not receive [their prescription]. The Physician was notified [with a] response was to monitor the resident.”
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