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Information & Ratings on Aventura at Creekside Nursing Center, Carbondale, Pennsylvania
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Carbondale and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The 81-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
45 North Scott Street
Carbondale, Pennsylvania 18407
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Aventura at Creekside Nursing Center for $13,627 on August 03, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received nineteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 one 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 July 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date August 3, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to maintain an environment area free of potential accident hazards.” The surveyors observed the facility’s main hallway, “leading to the residents’ living area.” The observation “revealed that the right side of the hallway, including handrails [was completely] obstructed for floor stripping and waxing.”
Observations of “the handrails on the right side of the hallway were inaccessible to residents attempting to ambulate or self-propel in wheelchairs.” In one incident, a resident was seen “in her wheelchair attempting to enter her room [but] was unable to wheel herself because items on either side of her door left little room for the resident to maneuver her wheelchair into the room.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 8, 2016, “it was determined the facility failed to maintain an environment free of potential accident hazards and failed to implement a plan to safety measures, including sufficient staff assistance and supervision to prevent accidents and maintain resident safety.”
The nursing home “failed to timely identify declines in skin integrity and properly addressed contributing risk factors and provide necessary care or revise existing interventions to prevent the development or worsening of multiple pressure sores.” The incident involved one resident at the facility who had “a suprapubic catheter for urine output.”
Documentation and assessments indicated that the resident was identified “at high risk for developing pressure ulcers and had moisture associated skin damage.” A review of the resident’s skin checks and nursing documentation failed to describe or explain the appearance of the resident skin condition.
However, the resident “was found with a reddened discolored open area on the left buttocks identified as moisture associated skin damage.” The “Physician was notified at the time, and orders were obtained” for treatment.
Subsequent skin assessments determined that “the wounds were described as acquired at the facility and the result of pressure. The pressure areas were observed by the facility’s wound team, which included the Wound Care Physician.” There “was no documented evidence at the facility had evaluated the adequacy or clarified the consistent implementation of those plan preventative measures.”
There was “no indication of the facility had ensured that the resident was being turned and repositioned at the frequency necessary to prevent the development or worsening of pressure ulcers.”
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