LANCIA VILLA ROYALE
LOCATED: 1852 SINCLAIR AVENUE, STEUBENVILLE, OH 43953
LANCIA VILLA ROYALE was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies:
PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey submitted by DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.
FACILITY FAILED TO PROVIDE STAFF ASSISTANCE TO PREVENT UNRESTRAINED FORWARD MOTION DOWN AN OUTDOOR INCLINE LEADING TO A ROCK PATCH AND A TWO LANE HIGHWAY FOR A RESIDENT WHILE IN A WHEELCHAIR
Level of harm – Immediate Jeopardy
Based on observation, medical record review, policy review, review of facility admission packet, resident interview and
staff interview, the facility failed to ensure Resident #40 was provided appropriate staff assistance and supervision to prevent unrestrained forward motion down an outdoor incline leading to a rock patch and a two lane highly traveled highway while in a wheelchair. This resulted in Immediate Jeopardy for one resident (Resident #40) of four residents identified by the facility that utilized the front entrance in a wheelchair. In addition one resident sustained [REDACTED].#21) and the facility failed to secure a narcotic medication out of the reach of five confused, independently mobile residents (Resident #24, #29, #36, #59 and #60). The facility census was 62. The administrator and director of nursing (DON) were notified on 07/23/14 at 5:00 P.M. that Immediate Jeopardy began on 07/22/14 at 1:40 P.M. when the receptionist was observed opening the secured front door to permit exit from the facility for Resident #40 who was seated in a wheelchair. Resident #40 was observed being unable to maintain control of the wheelchair and swerved to the right and down an incline toward a raised concrete curb that separated the path from a rock and boulder patch and a two lane highly traveled highway. Resident #40 reported increased pain and drainage from a recently repaired fractured ankle site and emotional trauma as a result of the incident.
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