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Information & Ratings on Winchester Care and Rehabilitation Center, Canal Winchester, Ohio
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes is an all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of residents in American nursing homes victimized by neglect and abuse every year. These individuals are often harmed at the hands of their caregivers, employees or other patients. Many suffer physical, mental and emotional abuse, sexual assault, and financial exploitation.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Franklin County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Winchester Care and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Canal Winchester and Fairfield and Franklin County, Ohio. The 181-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
36 Lehman Dr
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
Winchester Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Winchester Care and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, long-term care, stroke rehab, neuromuscular therapy, post-surgical rehab, transitional care, respiratory therapy, and restorative care including occupational, physical and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Ohio have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home also received twenty complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date October 25, 2018
- Failure to Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #F580 date April 20, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure proper disinfecting of a glucometer before use on [a resident].” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders that indicated the nursing staff was to monitor the resident’s blood sugar levels before meals and at bedtime.”
Observations were made of a blood sugar check on the evening of October 25, 2018, that was completed by a Registered Nurse (RN). The RN “[removed] the glucometer (a hand-held device used to determine the blood sugar level) from the tour of the medication cart.” The RN “laid the glucometer directly on top of the medication cart without first cleaning the servicer and placing a protective barrier on it.”
The RN never washed her hands before loading a lancet to protect the resident’s fingertip from obtaining a drop of blood and never cleaned the glucometer.
The nursing home “failed to notify [the resident’s] guardian of sexual contact from one resident.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff affected one resident reviewed for abuse.” A review of the resident’s clinical records shows that she resided in the secure unit at the facility and “pushed her self around the unit in a wheelchair.” The resident’s “daughter was her guardian.”
A review of the resident’s Nurse’s Notes dated April 19, 2018, showed that in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “informed the resident’s daughter that a male resident was observed touching the resident’s leg, [but did not] mention in any of the note of sexual contact. After surveyor intervention, there was a note [later that evening].”
The Administration/Director of Nursing then contacted the resident’s daughter “about three incidents involving sexual contact from a male resident including hugging/kissing on March 22, 2018 and March 26, 2018, and incident of fondling of her crotch area on April 19, 2018.” A review of the assaulting resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that that resident had “both short-term and long-term memory impairment was severely impaired decision-making skills and did not ambulate. He pushed himself about the unit in his wheelchair. The resident had a daughter involved in his care and a court-appointed guardian.”
A review of the male resident’s Care Plan under behaviors revealed that “the resident was hypersexual at times with a goal to have no evidence of behavior problems. The intervention was to protect the rights and safety of others by approaching in a calm manner and removing the resident from the situation.”
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