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STEUBENVILLE, OH – WHEELCHAIR RESIDENT PERMITTED TO EXIT FRONT DOOR WITHOUT ASSISTANCE; RESIDENT OUT OF CONTROL AND HEADED DOWN INCLINE TOWARDS BOULDER PATCH AND HIGHWAY

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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4 Responses to “STEUBENVILLE, OH – WHEELCHAIR RESIDENT PERMITTED TO EXIT FRONT DOOR WITHOUT ASSISTANCE; RESIDENT OUT OF CONTROL AND HEADED DOWN INCLINE TOWARDS BOULDER PATCH AND HIGHWAY”

  1. Anna says:

    In light of recent events with one of their employees, Sarah Lathem, I feel many patients should be interviewed and questioned of their care recieved by her. She is in custody in Jefferson County Jail for the death of her 5 month old son that was beaten and cause of death listed by the coroner as Homicide by Blunt Force Trauma to the Head. If she is able to abuse her own child, there is no telling what her patients may have suffered. I feel it should be looked into if not so already.

    • BKW says:

      for one ppl that don’t know the whole story of sara lathem needs to get the facts straight. I have known sara for a long time yes her son was murdered and yes she is in prison for the crime. she wasn’t even at the residence where he son was beaten her boyfriend at the time was the one who beat the child to death that’s why she is only convicted of child endangerment for leaving her child with him. I have seen her with the child you are saying she killed and all her other children on multiple occasions she wouldn’t hurt any of her child. she beats her self up every day knowing she left her son with a monster that killed him. I continue to talk to sara daily while she is now in prison but to be honest before anyone can judge her they need to know the facts of the investigation because not all the facts were released to the media or public due to the safety of there investigation on the actual murder. yes I have worked at this nursing home also I know how they treat there residents but you cant use sara case on that because she is a wonderfull person that had bad judgment in men this nursing home owners and nurses are the reason why the nursing home is ran the way it is the owners are perverts they will let ppl that don’t have respect for others and compassion to others work there just because the females sleep with them and they will fire the ones that’s work the hardest and actually care about th residents but please never bad mouth people when there is always more to the story then what people know the media doesn’t give you all the details or information found in the investigations

  2. MY brother RObert N. Simpson is resident of the LanciaVilla Royale nursing home in Steubenville he is wheel chair bound and not abel to walk he was let out side to smoke and left on his own a fue times and was falling out of his chair,also has fallen out of his bed many times .,he is in a hospital now Trinty west medical center Steubenville ohio.he had spinal cord injury in 1968.he is 65 now,

  3. Diane Morris says:

    I use to work for all the nursing homes owned by Joe Lancia before they were divided up by the family and I can tell you there was a lot of cover ups they hid so much from the state they would fix up the place a little bit every year just so the state wouldn’t see the mess they were in and one morning I went into work and found an 80 year old woman bent over a dinning room table naked with bruises all over her buttocks and front like she had been raped and when I reported it I was told to shut my mouth or be fired. These Lancia nursing homes are a joke they could care less about their residents it’s all about the money and their fake smiles.

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