A Cincinnati-area nursing home has been placed on a federal "Special Focus Facility" list, ranking it among the worst facilities in the country due to a history of serious quality issues.
East Galbraith Health Care Center in Deer Park, Ohio, owned by Provider Services Holdings Co. of Cleveland, was rated much below average in health inspections and staff in The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) report. East Galbraith also scored below average on a 2011 resident satisfaction survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Aging.
The three most recent inspections by state officials in 2012 revealed 12 deficiencies at the facility - twice the state average - including a failure to report to police that a female resident with dementia was being sexually abused by a male resident with dementia, a female resident with incontinence having her clothes changed by male workers against her wishes, and at least one patient not given the proper dosage of medication prescribed for depression.
The facility must make improvements if it does not want to face fines or be terminated from participation in Medicare and Medicaid. About 50% of the nursing homes in the SFF program significantly improve their quality of care within 24-30 months after being listed, while about 16% tend to be terminated from Medicare and Medicaid, according to CMS. Read the full details here:
East Galbraith Health Care Center rated among country's worst nursing homes
Provider Services continues to have significant problems with many of its nursing homes across the State of Ohio and beyond. Nursing home negligence, neglect and abuse unfortunately occurs to many patients everyday.
If you suspect negligence or abuse is occurring to you or anyone in your family, contact Crandall & Pera Law to conduct a full investigation. The attorneys of Crandall & Pera Law are available to help answer your questions and guide you in determining your next steps.