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Information & Ratings on Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, Pennsylvania
Medical professionals working in a nursing home are required to respect every resident’s rights and ensure they receive the utmost care in a compassionate, safe environment. Unfortunately, far too many assisted living centers and nursing facilities in Pennsylvania failed to provide the basic standards of care, and approximately one out of every six PA nursing facilities have violated state and federal regulations on a consistent basis. The Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represent victims of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment who reside in Clarion County nursing homes, and we can help your family too.Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Nursing Facility is a “Not for Profit” Medicaid/Medicare-approved Home providing services to residents of Sligo and Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The 120-certified bed Long-Term Care Center is located at:
14663 Route 68
Sligo, Pennsylvania, 16255
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, the facility also offers:
- Restorative care
- Case management
- Comprehensive therapy
- Physical, occupational and speech therapies
- Education and coaching for self-management
- Wound care
- Stroke recovery care
- Pain management
- Chronic disease management
- Bladder control reeducation
The investigators working for the state of Pennsylvania and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules. Within the last three years, state and federal nursing home regulators have not fined Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, but the facility has received nine formal complaints that have resulted in unannounced investigations. Additional documentation about penalties and fines can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health posted surveys website concerning this Nursing Home.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Pennsylvania routinely updates their long-term care home database system. This information reflects a complete list of filed complaints, safety concerns, opened investigations, health violations, incident inquiries and dangerous hazards that can be found on numerous sites including the PA Department of Public Health.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures. The Clarion County neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have found serious deficiencies and safety concerns at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center that include:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies that Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect, and Abuse of Residents
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents
- Failure to Develop Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated August 4, 2017, a notation was made by a state surveyor concerning the facility's failure to "provide evidence of a thorough investigation of a fall.” The deficient practice involved one resident at the facility. The investigator reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Resident Abuse & Neglect Prevention Program dated January 3, 2017, that reads in part:
“The facility will perform regular reviews and incident reports for trends and complete investigations of injuries of unknown origin to determine a reasonable or probable cause.”
However, after a review of a resident’s clinical records, it was revealed that the resident had “a fall from a mechanical lift on September 23, 2016. The facility did not provide evidence of a thorough investigation of this fall. In addition, the facility did not provide any interventions that had been implemented and any monitoring of interventions for effectiveness.” During an interview with the facility Director of Nurses, it was confirmed “that there was no evidence found that a thorough investigation was completed for [the resident’s] fall from the mechanical lift.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 22, 2016, the state investigator documented the facility’s failure to “follow the plan of care to prevent injury from a fall.” The deficient practice involved two residents at the facility. In one incident, the resident’s Admission Record revealed a plan of care dated October 24, 2015, indicating “a low bed to prevent injury.” However, an observation made of the resident found the resident “in bed with fall mats in place, but the bed was not in a low position.” The Director of Nurses confirmed that the beds for three residents “should be in a low position when the residents were in bed with fall mats in place.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated April 20, 2017, a state surveyor noted the facility’s failure to “pass ice in a sanitary manner and failed to perform hand hygiene during ice pass for [one of two units] in the A-Wing.” The investigator reviewed the facility’s policy titled Guidelines for Hydration Past dated January 13, 2017, that reads in part:
“When completing an ice pass, do not let the ice scooper touch the resident’s water container.”
The state investigator observed resident’s rooms in the A-Wing and saw that a unit clerk employee had “contaminated the ice scooper on the ice scooper was allowed to contact the lip of each resident’s water container and the ice scooper was used to open the lid of the ice scooper storage container.” The investigator stated that the unit clerk “failed to perform hand hygiene after touching the resident’s ice water and container.”
The state investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nurses who “confirmed that the ice scooper was not to touch the resident’s water pitcher and was not to be used to open the ice scooper’s storage container, and that hand hygiene was to be performed between residents.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 22, 2016, the state investigator documented the facility’s failure to “prevent the potential for cross-contamination during wound care treatment.” After observation of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) the state investigator interviewed the employee who “confirmed that the left foot wound was cleansed without [the LPN] changing gloves and washing hands.
In an incident involving a different resident, and observation was made of the resident in bed who “had dried set stains on the bed of a red/brown color at the middle part of the bed.” The Registered Nurse providing the resident care “revealed that the resident had drainage from the wound areas.” During an interview with the resident, it was “revealed that they were unaware that the sheet of the bed had been changed [for some time] and the stains could harbor bacteria.” The investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nurses who confirmed that “the bed has not been cleaned [for a while] and that the company of the specialty bed should have been notified so the bed could be cleaned again when the stains occurred.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated August 4, 2017, a state investigator noted concerns involving the nursing home’s failure to “ensure that a resident was free from neglect.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved one resident at the facility. The investigator reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Resident Abuse & Neglect Prevention Program Policy dated January 3, 2017, that reads in part:
“The facility should perform regular reviews of incident reports for trends and complete investigations of injuries of unknown origin to determine a reasonable or probable cause.”
The state investigator reviewed employee files and found that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was terminated due to the negligence of duty. The Disciplinary Action Report stated termination [of the CNA] was involved in [the resident’s] fall from a mechanical lift on September 23, 2016.”
A Nursing Note dated September 26, 2016, revealed that the resident had a fall on September 23, 2016 “from the mechanical lift” when “one loop on the sling just popped off and [the resident] began to slide out of the mechanical lift.” The resident “fell to the floor on [their] buttocks and then onto [their] right side.” The resident’s “right arm was hurt after the fall.”
The investigator documented that the facility failed to “provide evidence of a thorough investigation into the resident’s fall from the mechanical lift.” During an interview with the facility’s Director of Nurses, it was “confirmed that there was no evidence found that a thorough investigation was completed for the resident’s fall.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated August 4, 2017, a state surveyor made a notation of the facility’s failure to “report incidents of possible abuse/neglect or injuries of unknown origin to the Department of Health (DOH), Division of Nursing Care Facilities (DNCF) and to the Area Agency on Aging (AAA).”
The investigator reviewed the Admission Record for a resident and a Facility Event Report dated July 25, 2017 that was reported to the Department of Health stating that on July 12, 2017, a resident’s “left arm was observed to be injured and the facility suspended the staff member and initiated an investigation into the cause of the injury.” The investigator interviewed the facility Director of Nurses who “disclosed that the injury occurred on July 12, 2017, but was not reported to the DOH until July 28, 2017.” The Director also stated that “there was no indication that the injury was reported to AAA.”
A review of the resident Grievance/Complaint Form dated July 13, 2017, revealed that a family member of the resident “reported to the Social Services Director” that on July 7, 2017, the resident “was left in the lounge from 12:00 PM through 5:00 PM. Both [the resident] and their family member had asked to have the [resident] taken to [their] room after lunch.” The resident did return to the room but “was not assisted.” The investigator stated that the facility failed to provide “documentation indicating the family reported the allegation of neglect involving the resident to the DOH, DNCF, or to the AAA.” The Director of Nurses “confirmed the failure to report the above allegation of neglect.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated August 4, 2017, a notation was made by a state investigator concerning the facility's failure to "obtain a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal history background checks for [one newly hired employee].” The state investigator reviewed the facility’s Criminal Background Screening Policy dated April 18, 2017, that reads in part:
“The offer of employment is provisional until a clean criminal background check is completed and that individuals who have not lived in Pennsylvania for the past two years must have an FBI criminal background check completed.”
The investigator reviewed a Nursing Aide personnel file that revealed that the Nursing Aide “was an agency nursing aide and began to work at the facility on May 19, 2017. The documentation indicated an arrival date at the Pennsylvania Board of probation and parole from out-of-state on February 13, 2017.” The Nursing Aide “was listed as being on parole. There was no evidence that the required FBI background check was initiated.” During an interview with the facility Director of Nurses, it was “confirmed that the required FBI background check was not done for the Nursing Aide.”
If you believe your loved one has been harmed or injured while a resident at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, call the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. Our law firm fights aggressively on behalf of Clarion County victims of mistreatment who were living in long-term facilities including nursing homes in Sligo. Our seasoned attorneys can assist you and your family in successfully resolving your financial compensation claim against the nursing facility and staff that caused your loved one harm. Contact our team now to schedule a free case review to discuss how to obtain justice and resolve a financial compensation claim. Let us fight aggressively on your behalf to ensure your rights and legal options are protected.
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