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Information & Ratings on Avalon Springs Place Nursing Center, Mercer, Pennsylvania
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Contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Avalon Springs Place Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "not-for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Mercer and Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The 100-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
745 Greenville Road
Mercer, Pennsylvania 16137
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Avalon Springs Place Nursing Center for $7,023 on March 27, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 27, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date July 29, 2016
According to state investigators, the “facility failed to provide care in a manner that protected a resident from injury and resulted in actual harm.” The resident “fell from the bed during incontinence care and suffered a spinal fracture.”
The resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment shows that the resident had contractures (a permanent shortening of muscle), peripheral heart disease (narrowing of blood vessels restricting blood flow), osteoporosis (brittle and fragile bones caused by a lack of tissue) and schizophrenia where the individual suffers a false sense of reality.
The facility Accident/Incident Report dated March 13, 2017, revealed that “a Nurse Aide rolled the resident away from her to provide incontinence care, and the resident rolled off the bed onto the floor.” The resident “was on the floor between the bed and the window with a large bleeding laceration (cut) of the left forehead.”
The nursing staff transported the injured resident to the hospital to receive emergency services. While there, the hospital disclosed that the resident had suffered a C-1 fracture and had been injured as “a result of the fall.”
The Director of Nursing and Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator verified that the resident had been injured due to an improper method. It was determined that “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision and use proper technique while providing care to a resident at risk for injuries that resulted in actual harm.”
The nursing home “failed to implement its policies and procedures to address abuse and neglect for seven [residents].” In one incident, a resident “reported an allegation that on July 6, 2016, during a transfer using a full body lift, [the resident’s] stomach became caught in the lift pad.” The resident stated that “it hurt really bad, and I asked them (two Nurse Aides) to stop, and they refused and told me to keep quiet and deal with it.”
The resident “complained that he/he continued to have pain as a result of the incident.” As a response of the resident’s allegations, the facility suspended both employees “during the investigation, [but] failed to report the allegation to the Department of Health” until ten days later and failed to report the allegation to the Area Agency on Aging until thirteen days later, which violated federal and state regulatory laws.
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Avalon Springs Place Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mercer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Mercer.
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