CLEVELAND -- They are among the worst-rated nursing homes in the country -- and they have been like that for the last three years.
Fifteen nursing homes in Northeast Ohio have been rated as consistently bad even as most homes are improving, according to an USA Today analysis of ratings given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. They are:
- City View Nursing and Rehabilitation, Cleveland
- Diplomat Healthcare, North Royalton
- Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Avon
- Grande Point Healthcare, Richmond Heights
- Indian Hills Nursing Home, Euclid
- Laurels of Canton, Canton
- Maple Wood Care Centre, Streetsboro
- McKinley Health Care Center, Canton
- Middlebury Manor, Akron
- Oak Hills Nursing Center, Lorain
- Park East Care and Rehabilitation, Beachwood
- Rudwick Manor, Cleveland
- Suburban Pavilion, Cleveland
- Valley Renaissance Healthcare Center, Boardman
- Woodlands at Robinson, Ravenna
The ratings look at a number of areas, including patient abuse, cleanliness of the facility and equipment, staff licensing and quality of overall patient care.
MetroHealth's nursing home saw its rating drop from 5 stars to 2 stars after a hidden camera caught nurse's aides repeatedly abusing a resident. The ensuing investigation led to eight employees being disciplined and two aides being convicted.
But 15 nursing homes have been rated as well below average for the last three years even as more homes have seen their quality ratings improve, according to a USA Today analysis of the data.
The government started the rating system in late 2008 to make it easier for seniors and their family to choose a nursing home.