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Information & Ratings on Dr. Arthur Clifton McKinley Center, Brookville, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Pennsylvania.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Dr. Arthur Clifton McKinley Center
This facility is a "not-for-profit" 90-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Brookville and Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
133 Laurelbrooke Drive
Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825
Pennsylvania and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Dr. Arthur Clifton McKinley Center for $125,632 on June 19, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 19, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home also received six complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date October 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 19, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined that the facility failed to implement their policy regarding investigating possible abuse or neglect for [one resident].”
A resident Progress Note indicated that “the resident was being transported in her wheelchair when she suddenly put her feet down onto the floor, causing her to fall forward out of her chair.” As a part of the investigation, notations indicated that “the resident fell to the floor in the hallway on the nursing unit and had an obvious hematoma (localized swelling that is filled with blood) to the right forehead that [measured] 6.0 cm x 4.0 cm.”
The facility’s investigation revealed that “there were no written reports or statements from the staff members involved in the incident to rule out abuse or neglect.” The Registered Nurse on Duty “confirmed that there were no written statements obtained related to [the resident’s] accident to rule out that neglect was involved.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that required devices were in place to ensure the safety of the residents [who] were being transported in wheelchairs.” The surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy regarding wheelchairs, indicating “that residents were never to be pushed in a wheelchair without leg/footrests in use.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated August 7, 2018, the facility “failed to develop and implement new interventions for fall/injury prevention for [one resident].”
The resident’s Nursing Notes indicated that the resident “was found on the floor in front of the nursing station at 6:16 AM, and was found in the neighboring resident’s room on the floor at the foot of the bed.”
A subsequent nursing note indicated that the resident “had two falls during the shift,” and the resident was “observed sitting on the floor in front of the dresser.”
During another incident, the resident was “witnessed sliding out of her wheelchair to the floor [and] was found lying on the floor parallel to the bottom of the bed.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Dr. Arthur Clifton McKinley Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Brookville.
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