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Information & Ratings on Brandywine Hall Nursing Center, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Chester County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of West Chester and Chester County, Pennsylvania. The 180-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
800 West Miner Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382
Brandywine Hall Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brandywine Hall Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes palliative care, respite care, psychiatric services, podiatry care, dementia care, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Brandywine Hall Nursing Center for $13,627 on August 03, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received three complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 March 20, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date September 23, 2016
According to state surveyors, “it was determined that the facility failed to ensure residents were free from neglect during a transfer via a mechanical lift resulting in actual harm to [a resident] sustaining fractures of the left leg distal tibia and fibula.” In a separate incident, another resident sustained “a laceration on the right foot.”
The survey team reviewed information “submitted by the facility to the State agency.” The document indicates that one resident “was being transferred by a stand-pivot transfer by [a member of the nursing staff] when the resident’s foot slipped, and the resident was lowered to the floor.” A nursing note revealed that the Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner ordered an immediate x-ray of the left knee, fibula and tibia, and the lower leg. The x-rays indicated that there was a post-surgical change without evidence of a bone abnormality of the knee.
However, there were “mildly displaced fractures of the distal tibia and fibula of indeterminate age.” A nursing note indicated that the resident “had increase pain and internal rotation of the left foot and minimal movement of the toes.”
The nursing home “failed to report an alleged incident of sexual abuse to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.” The surveyors reviewed the Older Adults Protective Services Act that states “any employee of a facility who suspects abuse is mandated to report the abuse. All reports of abuse should be reported to the local Area Agency on Aging and licensing agents.”
A review of the investigation of sexual abuse revealed that a resident “reported and an allegation of sexual abuse by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” An interview with the Administrator confirmed that “the report to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging was not done in a timely manner.”
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