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Information & Ratings on Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Pennsylvania has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients.
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This facility is a "for profit" 114-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Carlisle and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
700 Walnut Bottom Road
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
The federal government and the state of Pennsylvania routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Forest Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for $16,256 on January 19, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 19, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received fifteen 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.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Pennsylvania long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date January 9, 2019
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 August 1, 2018
According to the state investigators, “the facility failed to report an allegation of physical abuse within the required time frame.”
A review of a resident’s Progress Note indicates that a Registered Nurse (RN) “was “informed by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) that the resident had bruising on her left thigh and that the resident stated that a [woman hit] her with a towel in the shower.” The area measured 1.0 cm x 6.6 cm.” The resident “denied discomfort.”
The facility Incident Report documented that “there was bruising observed to the resident’s left eye and that the resident said a woman hit me with a towel.” A witness statement indicated that the resident “was in bed with her glasses on, lying on her left side, at 5:00 PM.” The resident received a shower and was quiet the entire time.
The witness (Nurse Aide) said that they dressed the woman and put her back in the chair. The Aide said, “at no time did she say anything to me. I saw a mark on her face near the outside of her left thigh and did not know if it was from her glasses.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from neglect and abuse.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident. The Activities Progress Note stated that an Activity Aide witnessed “this resident touching another resident (unidentified) in the common area inappropriately. The resident placed his hand down the other resident’s nightgown, feeling her breasts. The Activity Aide intervened, and this resident refrained from behavior all this time.”
Another Nursing Progress Note stated that the resident was caught by a family member squeezing another resident’s breast. When confronted by the staff, “he stated that the female resident allowed him to do so because she said nothing. The female resident guided his hand there.”
The documentation shows that the female resident “does not communicate in English.” The resident “was informed that the behavior was unacceptable and advised to stay away from the female resident.”
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