48 Ohio Nursing Homes Flagged by New Federal Warning

Late last month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched a new program to help consumers identify nursing homes that have a been issued abuse citations. The program uses a new icon to flag nursing homes that are a part of the Medicare compare tool that have been cited for abuse.

In Ohio, there are 960 nursing homes. According to the website, approximately 5% of those nursing homes were flagged by the new program. That means 48 nursing homes in Ohio were flagged the last time we ran our report.

What Does the Icon Look Like?

The new icon that is on CMS’s website flagging nursing homes that have recently been issued citations looks like the following:

The icon is the little red circle with the hand in the STOP signal that will appear under the nursing homes name.

The goal of utilizing the icon is to help people identify nursing homes that have been flagged for abuse that would otherwise only be found through researching inspection reports, lawsuits, and complaints. This should help consumers determine which nursing homes are safe and unsafe for their loved ones.

The nursing home compare tool on Medicare.gov allows consumers to research and compare nursing homes to make an informed decision. There is the nursing home’s name and contact information. It then has a star system to describe the overall rating, health inspection ratings, staffing, and quality measures. Medicare and CMS have now added the small hand motioning STOP surrounded by a red circle.

For more information on how Medicare collects, analyzes, and uses this data, please visit https://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/Data/About.html.

Criticisms of the New Changes

While most groups are supportive of these changes to the Medicare website, there are also criticisms that it is not enough. Once the nursing home has corrected the issues they were flagged for, the warning will go away. The problem with this is if the nursing home “corrects” the issue, consumers could potentially be unaware of the issues in the first place.

The new system is also vague as to how the problems were corrected. The nursing home consumer is unaware of how the issue was fixed– if it was fixed at all. This is important to people whose loved ones are living and requiring care at the facility. They want to know if there was an issue, how the nursing home staff and its administration have corrected the issues.

What Constitutes an Abuse Citation?

According to CMS’s website, a nursing home will be flagged in order to alert consumers to recent harm to residents’ due to abuse or if they have the potential for harm or abuse of residents.

The citations will be updated on a monthly basis, in order to prevent punishment of facilities that correct what they were cited for. According to Medicare.gov, abuse is defined as the following:

 Abuse is defined as the willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish. It includes verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, and mental abuse.

CMS is hoping that this will help consumers by flagging nursing homes and care facilities that are providing substandard care to residents.

What To Do if Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Has Been Flagged?

If you see that your loved one’s nursing home has been flagged with this new icon it is extremely important that you take the appropriate steps to ensure your loved one is being properly cared for. You should immediately check in with your loved one. Look for signs of abuse or neglect.

  • Unexplained bruises, especially on arms or face
  • Cuts, abrasions, bruises, or burns suggesting physical trauma
  • Poor hygiene, including being unclean, or smelling bad
  • Unexplained and unplanned weight loss
  • Bedsores, pressure ulcers, or open wounds
  • Caregivers trying to isolate, silence, or intimidate residents when family are present 9to prevent them from hearing about abuse)
  • Sudden withdrawal from social interaction, such as not talking, participating in events they previously enjoyed, or other withdrawal
  • Sudden confusion or depression
  • Caregiver verbally belittling or yelling at the elder resident
  • Bruising, tearing, or other trauma to the genitals

It is completely possible that there is a reasonable explanation for some of these. But if you observe changes in your loved one’s personality, physical health, or behavior, ask questions and demand answers.  It’s the facility’s job to answer your concerns regarding your loved one’s safety and proper care at their facility.

You can learn more about signs of nursing home abuse and neglect here.

Nursing Homes in Ohio that Have Been Flagged (Updated Nov. 11, 2019) :

ADDISON HEIGHTS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER 

3600 BUTZ RD
MAUMEE, OH 43537
(419) 867-7926

ALGART HEALTH CARE 

8902 DETROIT AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44102
(216) 631-1550

ALTERCARE ZANESVILLE INC. 

4200 HARRINGTON DRIVE
ZANESVILLE, OH 43701
(740) 452-4351

ASTORIA PLACE OF CLYDE, LLC 

700 HELEN STREET
CLYDE, OH 43410
(419) 547-9595

ASTORIA PLACE OF SILVERTON 

6922 OHIO AVENUE
CINCINNATI, OH 45236
(513) 793-2090

BLUE ASH CARE CENTER 

4900 COOPER ROAD
CINCINNATI, OH 45242
(513) 793-3362

BRAEVIEW MANOR 

20611 EUCLID AVE
EUCLID, OH 44117
(216) 486-9300

BRIDGEPORT HEALTH CARE CENTER 

2125 ROYCE STREET
PORTSMOUTH, OH 45662
(740) 354-6635

BUCKEYE TERRACE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER 

140 N STATE STREET
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081
(614) 882-4055

BURLINGTON HOUSE NURSING HOME 

2222 SPRINGDALE ROAD
CINCINNATI, OH 45231
(513) 851-7888

CANAL POINTE NURSING & REHAB CENTER 

145 OLIVE ST
AKRON, OH 44310
(330) 762-0901

CANTON CHRISTIAN HOME 

2550 CLEVELAND AVENUE NW
CANTON, OH 44709
(330) 456-0004

CARECORE AT THE MEADOWS 

11760 PELLSTON COURT
CINCINNATI, OH 45240
(513) 851-8400

CENTERBURG POINTE 

4531 COLUMBUS ROAD
CENTERBURG, OH 43011
(740) 625-5401

CENTERVILLE HEALTH AND REHAB 

7300 MCEWEN ROAD
DAYTON, OH 45459
(937) 433-3441

COLONIAL MANOR HEALTH CARE CEN 

747 S MT VERNON AVE
LOUDONVILLE, OH 44842
(419) 994-4191

CONTINUING HEALTHCARE OF TOLEDO 

4420 SOUTH AVENUE
TOLEDO, OH 43615
(419) 531-4201

COUNTRY CLUB CENTER I 

860 IRON AVENUE
DOVER, OH 44622
(330) 343-5568

CRESTMONT NORTH NURSING HOME 

13330 DETROIT AVE
LAKEWOOD, OH 44107
(216) 228-9550

DIXON HEALTHCARE CENTER 

135 REICHART AVENUE
WINTERSVILLE, OH 43953
(740) 264-1155

EDEN SPRINGS NURSING AND REHABILITATION WEST LLC 

401 N BROADWAY ST
GREEN SPRINGS, OH 44836
(419) 639-2626

ELIZA BRYANT CENTER 

7201 WADE PARK
CLEVELAND, OH 44103
(216) 361-6141

FLINT RIDGE NRSG & REHAB CTR 

1450 WEST MAIN STREET
NEWARK, OH 43055
(740) 344-9465

FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE 

5790 DENLINGER ROAD
DAYTON, OH 45426
(937) 837-5581

GREENBRIAR CENTER 

8064 SOUTH AVENUE
BOARDMAN, OH 44512
(330) 726-3700

HAMDEN HEALTH CARE VENTURES 

38500 STATE ROUTE 160
HAMDEN, OH 45634
(740) 384-3485

HEARTLAND OF RIVERVIEW 

7743 COUNTY ROAD 1
SOUTH POINT, OH 45680
(740) 894-3287

HOSPITALITY CENTER FOR REHABILITATION AND HEALING 

1301 NORTH MONROE DRIVE
XENIA, OH 45385
(937) 372-4495

HUDSON ELMS NURSING HOME 

563 W STREETSBORO ROAD
HUDSON, OH 44236
(330) 650-0436

KENWOOD TERRACE CARE CENTER 

7450 KELLER ROAD
CINCINNATI, OH 45243
(513) 793-2255

MADEIRA HEALTHCARE 

5970 KENWOOD ROAD
CINCINNATI, OH 45243
(513) 561-4111

MEADOWVIEW HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 

83 HIGH STREET
SEVILLE, OH 44273
(330) 769-2015

OASIS CENTER FOR REHABILITATION AND HEALING 

850 EAST MIDLOTHIAN BLVD
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44507
(330) 788-3038

PREMIER ESTATES OF CINCINNATI-RIVERSIDE 

315 LILIENTHAL STREET
CINCINNATI, OH 45204
(513) 471-8667

RESIDENCE AT SALEM WOODS 

6164 SALEM ROAD
CINCINNATI, OH 45230
(513) 231-8292

RIVER’S BEND HEALTH CARE LLC 

335 TOWNSHIP ROAD 1026
SOUTH POINT, OH 45680
(740) 894-3476

RIVERSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 

1390 KING TREE DRIVE
DAYTON, OH 45405
(937) 278-0723

SCENIC POINTE NURSING AND REHAB CTR 

8067 TOWNSHIP ROAD 334
MILLERSBURG, OH 44654
(330) 674-0015

SCIOTO POINTE 

740 CANONBY PLACE
COLUMBUS, OH 43223
(614) 224-5738

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY – NILES 

1500 MCKINLEY AVENUE
NILES, OH 44446
(330) 544-0771

SOUTHBROOK CARE CENTER 

2299 S YELLOW SPRINGS STREET
SPRINGFIELD, OH 45506
(937) 322-3436

THE CHATEAU AT MOUNTAIN CREST NURSING & REHAB CTR 

2586 LAFEUILLE AVENUE
CINCINNATI, OH 45211
(513) 662-2444

UPTOWN WESTERVILLE HEALTHCARE 

140 OLD COUNTY LINE ROAD
WESTERVILLE, OH 43081
(614) 882-1511

URBANA HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 

741 E WATER STREET
URBANA, OH 43078
(937) 652-1381

WALTON MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER 

19859 ALEXANDER RD
WALTON HILLS, OH 44146
(440) 439-4433

WINDSOR LANE HEALTHCARE CENTER 

355 WINDSOR LANE
GIBSONBURG, OH 43431
(419) 637-2104

WOOD GLEN ALZHEIMER’S COMMUNITY 

3800 SUMMIT GLEN DRIVE
DAYTON, OH 45449
(937) 436-2273

WYANT WOODS CARE CENTER 

200 WYANT RD
AKRON, OH 44313
(330) 836-7953

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