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Information & Ratings on Wyant Woods Care Center, Akron, Ohio
Mistreatment of a nursing home patient is often the result of providing substandard care, neglecting the resident’s needs or outright abuse. Every employee of a nursing facility has a legal responsibility to protect all patients and keep them in a safe environment around-the-clock.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Summit County nursing facility, the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Our team of lawyers works aggressively on behalf of our clients to ensure their rights are protected. We use the state tort law to obtain financial compensation to recover financial damages.Wyant Woods Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 180-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Akron and Summit County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
200 Wyant Rd
Akron, Ohio 44313
Wyant Woods Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Wyant Woods Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes oncology care, cardiac rehab, pain management, wound care, postsurgical orthopedic care, gastronomy care, cancer care, developmental disabilities care, Parkinson’s disease care, and pulmonary care.
Ohio and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Wyant Woods Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $32,305 fine on September 20, 2018, and a $39,582 fine on November 30, 2017, for a total of $71,887.
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 information about this nursing home can be found on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
The state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, 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 Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 October 3, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date [date]
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to prevent physical abuse for [two residents]. Harm occurred when [one resident] sustained a nasal bone fracture, laceration requiring sutures and a closed head injury.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility’s Self-Reported Incident Form dated August 27, 2018. The document revealed that in the evening, the staff reported “an allegation of a physical altercation between [two residents. One resident entered the other resident’s] room without permission.” The visiting resident was asked to leave. However, the resident “would not leave the room and was hit by [the other resident in their room].” At that time, “both residents resided on the Birch Unit.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) documented that they found the resident “standing by the door with the State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) with blood running down his face.” The LPN pulled a chair up for the resident to begin checking vital signs. The STNA explained that the resident had hit the other resident “multiple times and dried blood was observed [on the assaulting resident’s] right hand.”
The nursing staff called emergency services. It was determined that the assaulted resident “did not know what happened and denied pain.” The assaulted resident “had a laceration on his eyebrow and a hematoma to the left side of his forehead.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain proper infection control procedures while obtaining blood glucose (blood sugar) levels.” The deficient practice affected two residents “who also were observed while obtaining blood glucose (sugar) levels.”
The surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing blood glucose monitoring on a resident without following established procedures and protocols. This failure could potentially spread infection.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Wyant Woods Care Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Summit County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Akron.
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