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Information & Ratings on Emmanuel Center For Nursing, Danville, 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 Montour 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.Emmanuel Center For Nursing
This facility is a 90-certified bed "church-related not-for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Danville and Montour County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
600 School House RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Danville, Pennsylvania 17821
Emmanuel Center For Nursing
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.
The nursing home also received eighteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed 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 three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 January 19, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date January 19, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility neglected to provide timely and consistent monitoring of a resident depending on staff for activities of daily living necessary to avoid physical harm and maintain physical health.”
Documentation reveals that “at approximately 9:00 AM, the resident’s room was found to be very warm, and the resident was noted to be awake but not responding and felt very warm.” The resident’s heater in the room “was found to have a thermostat malfunction. The heater was found to be between 86°F and 114°F.”
The resident’s “initial temperature registered as hot on the thermometer (tympanic – placed in the ear). A rectal temperature was obtained and found to be 107.4°F.” Documentation reveals that “the resident prefers the door closed. The information revealed staff lapse observed the resident at 5:30 AM (the lapse of 3.5 hours before the staff reentered the room of the resident).”
The staff “attended the resident’s needs (services provided not noted in the report) and shut the door per the resident’s request.” The Director of Nursing stated during an interview that “there was no evidence that the facility staff provided timely and consistent monitoring of a resident dependent on staff for activities of daily living to ensure the resident safety and to maintain the resident’s physical health and avoid physical harm.”
The nursing home “failed to attempt a gradual dose reduction for the use of antipsychotic medication for [one resident].” A review of the resident’s clinical records and Physician’s order along with a physical consult revealed: “a recommendation that the Physician considered a gradual dose reduction of the resident’s [antipsychotic medication) or provide a clinical rationale for the current dosage.”
However, “there was no evidence at the time of the survey [that the] Physician had responded to the pharmacist’s recommendation. There was no documented evidence of a dose reduction attempt or documented clinical rationale from the Physician indicating that a dose reduction was contraindicated.”
The facility Director of Nursing confirmed during an interview that there was a “lack of dose reduction attempt or Physician documentation/response” to the recommendation by the pharmacist.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Emmanuel Center For Nursing? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Montour County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Danville.
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