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Information & Ratings on Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Lancaster County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 45-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Elizabethtown and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
141 Heisey Avenue
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022
Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Elizabethtown Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term rehab, wound care, orthopedic rehab, tracheostomy care, bariatric care, nutritional assessment, and restorative care involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home also received eleven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 December 28, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date December 28, 2017
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date March 18, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement the resident abuse policy and complete criminal background checks for one of five employee personnel records.”
The survey team reviewed an employee’s personnel file revealed: “there was no documented evidence that the State Police Criminal Background Check was completed [before] employment.” It was determined that “the facility failed to implement its facility policy and procedure by not completing a criminal background check upon hire.”
The nursing home “failed to obtain weekly wound assessments and to complete pressure ulcer treatments to promote healing of pressure ulcers.”
The incident involved a resident who was admitted to the facility with a Stage III pressure ulcer of the sacrum that “measured 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm with a depth of 0.1 cm.” Ninety days later, the pressure ulcer measured 2.0 cm x 1.5 cm x 0.1 cm.”
The surveyors determined that “the facility failed to ensure timely assessment of [the resident’s] Stage III sacral pressure ulcer and failed to complete daily pressure ulcer treatments as ordered by the [resident’s] Physician to promote healing of the [resident’s] sacral pressure ulcer.”
The facility “failed to notify the physician and communicate a change in condition for [two residents].” In one case, the resident had a documented weight loss of 13.8 pounds. However, “there was no documented evidence that the Physician was notified of the significant weight change.”
A review “of the weight summary she indicated a -7.5% change comparison with [their] weight down to 107.4 pounds.” Later, there was a 10.0% change comparison noting a significant loss. However, “there was no documented evidence that the Physician was notified of this significant weight change.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that “notification of the Physician did not take place, and no other documentation was available.”
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