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Jan. 7, 2013
In recent years, public attention has been focused on nursing home abuse in Ohio. It comes with good reason, considering reports from a new tool aimed at making information about these cases more public. Reports show an alarming number of cases in the state and staggering costs associated with them.
According to the new tool from news source, ProPublica, Ohio has recorded more than 13,000 reports of nursing home deficiencies that could lead to patients being seriously injured or killed. These cases of Ohio Nursing Home Neglect have led to large monetary penalties for facilities that commit these safety violations.
The deficiencies are rated on a scale based on severity of the violation. The majority of cases are level D infractions, meaning no patients have been harmed by the problem and the risk of harm is minimal. However, hundreds of cases of level J,K, L infractions have been recorded. These violations are for conditions that put patients directly into harm’s way. Out of the 955 nursing homes across the state, a total of 65 are responsible for putting patients in danger of the most serious risks.
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