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Information & Ratings on Abington Manor Nursing Center, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Clarks Summit and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The 119-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
100 Edella Road
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411
Abington Manor Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Abington Manor Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes transitional care, intravenous (IV) therapy, bariatric specialties, palliative care, respite care, long-term care, cardiac management, dementia care, wound care, and restorative care involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
The investigators working for the state of Pennsylvania and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Abington Manor Nursing Center for $130,485 on September 02, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received twelve complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date January 5, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date September 2, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to implement effective supervisory measures to prevent elopement.” The state survey team reviewed the resident’s Elopement Evaluation Assessment, indicating that the “resident was unable to locate significant landmarks without assistance – bathroom, dining room, or resident’s room.”
Documentation indicated a Nurse Aide stated that “a visitor approached her by the second-floor nursing station and asked [does] this man [the resident] belong to your facility.” The Nurse Aide “accompanied the visitor to the parking lot and observed [the resident] sitting in the visitor’s car.”
The resident “remained confused to place and time. The visitor indicated that he found the resident at the edge of the facility’s parking lot.” The information “submitted by the facility indicated that the Wander Guard [a device to track a resident] was in place and functioning.”
A Nursing Note indicated that the staff member escorted the resident back to the building that evening. The resident “had wandered outside the front entrance and was unable to relate to the staff why he sought exiting the building. The resident wore a right ankle Wander Guard, which was tested and found to be in good working condition.”
The “Wander Guard had been placed on the resident due to documented poor safety awareness, such as wandering into other residents’ room and areas in the facility.” A Witness Statement completed by the Nurse Aide revealed: “that the resident was found wandering on the first floor just [before] the incident (of elopement).”
The facility Director of Nursing confirmed that “the facility had identified the resident to be at risk for elopement” but “failed to provide evidence the facility had provided adequate staff supervision of a resident with known risks for an elopement and recent exit-seeking behavior.”
The nursing home “failed to demonstrate timely and consistent monitoring of skin integrity and prompt action to eliminate pressure created by the use of a therapeutic device to prevent the development of a pressure sore.” The surveyors reviewed an investigative report that revealed the resident “developed a pressure ulcer, identified as an in-house facility-acquired [sore] on her left heel.”
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