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Information & Ratings on Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frackville, Pennsylvania
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This long-term care center is a 129-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Frackville and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
500 West Laurel Street
Frackville, Pennsylvania 17931
Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, memory care, assisted living options, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
The federal government and the state of Pennsylvania routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center for $11,605 on May 31, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on May 31, 2017, and June 7, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received fifteen complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date February 2, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to timely consult with the resident’s physician regarding a significant change in condition.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Nurse Progress Note that revealed that the resident “was found lying on the floor in the first-floor Dining Room. The resident had been seated in the wheelchair [before] the fall. The resident sustained [injuries involving respiratory problems].”
The resident “had an identified change in respiratory status and a decline in the level of consciousness, as noted in staff statements [by those] who had observed the resident in the morning hours.” However, “there was no documented evidence that the facility had promptly consulted with the resident’s Physician regarding the significant changes in the resident’s respiratory status level of consciousness.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 21, 2016, “it was determined the facility failed to notify the resident’s responsible party of a treatment change.” While they were changes in the resident’s Medication Administration Record and Physician’s orders, “there was no indication in the resident’s clinical record that the resident’s responsible party was notified that the Physician had ordered [a medication] to be administered to the resident ‘as needed’ to treat agitation.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed during an interview that “there was no evidence that the resident’s responsible party was notified” that the Physician and change order to treat the changes in the resident’s health.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Broad Mountain Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Schuylkill County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Frackville.
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