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Information & Ratings on Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
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This long-term care facility is a 301-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Ebensburg and Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
429 Manor Drive
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania 15931
Cambria Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cambria Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice, palliative care, short-term rehab, memory care, respite care, and specialty care programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
This nursing facility received twenty-two complaints and self-reported two 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.
The state of Pennsylvania and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date April 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 20, 2018
According to investigators, “it was determined that the facility failed to thoroughly investigate potential neglect [timely].” The surveyors reviewed a witness statement that revealed: “it was brought to the Registered Nurse Supervisor’s attention” that a resident “was soaked from the waist down and that care was last provided by a [Nurse Aide].”
The “Director of Nursing, who was working as the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor went back to check [the resident] and indicated that care did not seem to be done on the resident by the staff.” However, “there was no documented evidence that an investigation was initiated [promptly] to rule out possible neglect”. The Director of Nursing confirmed that “there was no documented evidence that an interview was conducted with [the Nurse Aide].”
The nursing home “failed to ensure a safe environment for [one resident].” Observations were made of a resident when “on a shower gurney (mobile shower bed). Upon entry to the shower room, it was observed that the head of the gurney was elevated, and the resident’s head was approximately two to three inches below the molded foam pillow of the gurney.”
While the resident was lying on the gurney, their legs (from above the ankle area and feet) “were positioned off the bottom edge of the gurney. There was white plastic tubing around the top perimeter of the gurney (acting as railing), and when [two Nurses Aides] turned the resident several times during the shower, his legs hit the top plastic tubular railing.”
The state surveyors interviewed both Nurse Aides, who confirmed that the resident’s “legs should not have hit the railing during the shower, and his head should have been elevated at all times.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Cambria Care Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cambria County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Ebensburg.
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