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A look at inspection reports for nursing homes in Trumbull County

To view more inspection reports or find more information on any of these nursing homes, click on the name of the nursing home to be taken to the facility’s Medicare.gov page.
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Below are overviews of cited deficiencies and summaries of some individual inspection reports for each nursing home in Trumbull County, as reported on Medicare.gov.

To view more inspection reports or find more information on any of these nursing homes, click on the name of the nursing home to be taken to the facility’s Medicare.gov page.

All reported deficiencies have been corrected unless otherwise noted.

Addison Healthcare Center
[formerly Orange Village Care Center]
8055 Addison Road SE, Masury, 44438
For-profit corporation: Addison Leasing Co. LLC

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of five stars. It has been cited for 12 deficiencies since 2016. Its most recent inspection conducted in October.2018 revealed no health deficiencies. Previous inspections showed issues with food safety, equipment cleaning and nursing staffing. An inspection conducted in June 2016 revealed that two residents were not properly groomed and guard rails were not securely attached in multiple rooms. 

Autumn Hills Care Center  
2565 Niles Vienna Road, Niles, 44446
For-profit corporation: Niles Skilled Nursing LLC

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of three stars. It was cited for 25 deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection revealed instances in which equipment and residents’ spaces were not appropriately maintained and residents’ care plans did not reflect their needs or preferences. An inspection conducted in May 2018 detailed an incident where a CNA swore at a resident and grabbed his wrists when he was resisting care. 

Community Skilled Health Care
1320 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, 44483
Nonprofit: Community Skilled Nursing Centre

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of five stars. It was cited for five deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection revealed instances in which insulin and eye drops were not discarded on the appropriate date after opening. Two residents were administered medications that should have been discarded. No inspection data was available for two reports. 

Concord Care Center of Cortland
4250 Sodom Hutchings Road, Cortland, 44410
For-profit corporation: Continent Health Company of Cortland LLC

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of two stars. It was cited for 24 deficiencies since 2016. In an inspection conducted November 2018, an allegation of verbal abuse was not appropriately investigated or reported. A personnel file review revealed that references for the accused employee had not been checked prior to hiring. Additionally, residents complained of not having hot water. Previous inspections showed that the facility was understaffed, and residents waited long periods of time for call light responses. The facility also was also cited for issues related to the hygiene of residents, bedsores and failing to attempt non-pharmacological interventions to treat residents’ anxiety.

Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge
(formerly Vista Center at the Ridge)
3379 Main St., Mineral Ridge, 44440
For-profit corporation: Continuing Healthcare Solutions

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of one star. It has been cited for 22 deficiencies since 2016 and was flagged for abuse. The facility was fined $65,779 after an inspection revealed that the facility failed to prevent a resident from attacking another resident. According to the Sept. 2017 report, a resident returned to the facility after being hospitalized for hoarding cutlery and homicidal ideations. The facility did not develop a behavior care plan to prevent abuse when the resident continued to exhibit violent and aggressive behavior. The resident entered another resident’s room and “began choking and slapping her in the face while holding her down in bed.” The resident “stated Jesus told her to kill [the other resident].” The same report also found issues with bedsores, record-keeping and sanitation.

An inspection conducted in November 2017 found that the facility failed to protect residents from abuse when an STNA was observed having sexual contact with a resident. The contact was reported by a nurse who walked in during the incident. The incident was not properly reported by management to the state agency. 

The most recent inspection conducted Nov. 2018 found issues with patient care. One resident was found with ungroomed fingernails and smelled strongly of body odor and urine. Another patient showed a recorded 28-pound weight loss in 60 days. Multiple residents were not bathed frequently enough due to insufficient staff numbers. Additionally, food was not served or stored at appropriate temperatures. The facility failed to prevent infection when a resident’s catheter was found on the bathroom floor with one end in toilet water.

Cortland Center
369 North High St., Cortland, 44410
For-profit corporation: Cortland Healthcare Group Inc. 

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of two stars. It was cited for 25 deficiencies since 2016 and has been fined $24,602. An inspection conducted in June 2018, revealed that staff used gait belts to restrain residents in wheelchairs “for staff convenience.” The report read: “The use of a gait belt as a restraint posed a significant risk for injury, strangulation, death and a high likelihood of harm.” An inspection conducted May 2018 — which resulted in a $15,827 fine — found that a resident experienced a 14-week delay in receiving care for an infected pressure sore.

An inspection conducted September 2017 — which resulted in an $8,775 fine — showed that the facility was chronically understaffed. Residents complained of long call light responses. One resident reported that she “typically ended up having bowel movements in the bed due to the inability to get help.” The most recent inspection conducted in November 2018 revealed that the facility failed to ensure appropriate staffing levels for nurses at the facility. 

Gillette Nursing Home
3310 Elm Road, Warren, 44483
For-profit corporation: Gillette Nursing Home Inc. 

This facility has a Medicare.govrating of four stars. It has been cited for 20 deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection conducted in July 2019 showed that a resident did not receive the necessary medication and experienced adverse psychological effects. Prior inspections reveal issues with patient care. The facility had lapses in administering and maintaining medically necessary therapies, such as laxatives, a hand splint, oxygen and pain medications. The facility has also been cited for food safety issues and an instance in which the kitchen was not appropriately maintained. “The entire floor in the food preparation area had multiple yellow, white, tan, brown, and orange dried food particles in the grout, as well as on top of the floor tiles,” the report read. Data was not available for one report. 

Laurie Ann Nursing Home
2200 Milton Boulevard, Newton Falls, 44444
For-profit corporation: Hooberry & Associates Inc.

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of three stars. It has been cited for 32 deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection revealed medication administration errors and improper hand-washing techniques. An inspection conducted in July 2017 showed that the facility failed to prevent the falls of two residents. Additionally, the inspection documented an instance in which a nurse was rough with a resident. The incident was not reported in a timely manner. 

Liberty Health Care Center Inc
1355 Churchill Hubbard Road, Youngstown, 44505
For-profit corporation: Liberty Health Care Center Inc.

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of four stars. It has been cited for 14 deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection conducted in August 2018 showed that the facility failed to notify the family of a resident when the resident went to the hospital. Previous inspections contained citations regarding resident grooming, food safety, equipment cleaning, bedsores and medication errors. 

Meadowbrook Manor
3090 Five Points Hartford, Fowler, 44418
For-profit corporation: Continent Health Co. of Hartford LLC

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of three stars. It has been cited for 21 deficiencies since 2016. It was fined $14,587 in connection with an inspection conducted in August 2016, for which data is unavailable. Its most recent report conducted Nov. 2018 revealed medication administration errors and improper wound care. An inspection conducted in December 2016 revealed staffing issues and that the facility failed to take vital signs of multiple patients the appropriate amount of time. Previous inspections showed issues with staffing levels, bedsores, record-keeping and notifying the family of residents’ medical issues. 

O'Brien Memorial Health Care Center
563 Brookfield Ave. SE, Masury, 44438
For-profit corporation: Omni Manor Inc. 

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of five stars. It was cited for one deficiency since 2016. Its most recent inspection conducted in July 2019 revealed no health deficiencies. Data was not available for one report. 

Ohio Living Lake Vista
303 North Mecca St., Cortland, 44410
Nonprofit corporation: Ohio Living Communities

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of five stars. It was cited for 4 deficiencies since 2015. The most recent inspection revealed a citation for not giving a resident an appropriate drinking cup. An inspection conducted in December 2016 showed that a resident developed bed sores. No data was available for one report. 

Shepherd of the Valley Niles
1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, 44446
Nonprofit corporation: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services Inc.

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of three stars. It has been cited for 16 deficiencies since 2015 and flagged for abuse. The most recent inspection conducted in March 2019 showed that the facility failed to prevent sexual abuse of a resident at the hands of another resident. Additionally, a resident’s daughter found a bruise on the resident caused by an STNA. Protocol was not initiated until the daughter raised the issue, and the resident was not interviewed. An inspection conducted in March 2018 revealed that a nurse had stolen narcotics. A December 2016 inspection revealed that two residents did not receive timely flu vaccines. Inspection data was not available for three reports. 

Shepherd of the Valley Howland
4100 North River Road, Howland, 44484
Nonprofit corporation: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services Inc.

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of four stars. It has been cited for 11 deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection conducted Nov. 2018 revealed issues related to pressure ulcers, food safety, nursing staffing and resident hygiene.

Signature Healthcare of Warren
2473 North Road NE, Warren, 44483
For-profit corporation: LP Warren LLC

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of three stars. It was cited for 35 deficiencies since 2015. Two inspections were conducted in 2019. They showed issues with care for a resident’s foot wound, insufficient staffing, and lack of a working call system. An inspection conducted in February 2017 showed the facility failed to provide appropriate dental services for two residents. Previous inspections showed issues with staffing levels, bedsores, equipment cleaning and medication administration. Data was not available for five inspections.

Washington Square Healthcare Center
202 Washington St. NW, Warren, 44483
For-profit corporation: Harbor Operator LLC

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of five stars. It has been cited for seven deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection conducted in September 2018 showed no health deficiencies. An inspection conducted in July 2017 showed that the facility failed to properly dispose of expired medications and administered expired medications on several occasions. An inspection conducted in May 2016 revealed issues with medication dispensing and food safety. 

White Oak Manor
1926 Ridge Ave., Warren, 44484
For-profit corporation: HC Management Consulting

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of one star. It has been cited for 68 deficiencies since 2016 and was flagged for abuse. The reports show persistent issues with abuse, both perpetrated by staff and other residents. According to the report of an inspection conducted Aug. 2019, three residents were sexually abused by another resident. The facility failed to appropriately report the abuse. A report dated July 31, 2019, described an incident in which, because of a malfunctioning security system, a resident in a wheelchair left the facility and was found nearly a mile from the facility wheeling himself down the street in the dark. An inspection conducted on July 3, 2019, showed that the facility is dirty and in severe disrepair. The facility was also cited for having insufficient staff and for failing to provide activities for residents. A report dated March 2019 detailed an incident in which the medication cart was not secured, and a resident got access to it, overdosed and was sent to the emergency room. According to a May 2017 report, a nurse physically and verbally abused a resident. She grabbed the resident’s arm, held it behind his back and pushed him against the wall. The nurse slammed the resident onto the ground, yelling “I’ll kill you!”

Windsor House at Champion
200 East Glendola Avenue, Champion, 44483
For-profit corporation: Omni Manor Inc.

This facility has a Medicare.gov rating of four stars. It has been cited for 9 deficiencies since 2016. The most recent inspection conducted Dec. 2018 revealed that the facility failed to appropriately care for the resident’s nails, as the resident was unable to. The resident scratched herself and was taking anticoagulants, making cuts dangerous. Inspections also revealed issues with food safety and an instance in which an incontinent resident was not properly cleaned. No inspection data was available for one report. 



Jess Hardin

About the Author: Jess Hardin

Jess Hardin is a reporter for Mahoning Matters. She grew up in Pittsburgh and last worked at The Vindicator. Jess graduated from Georgetown University.
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