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Information & Ratings on Frey Village Nursing Center, Middletown, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Dauphin County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Frey Village Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 136-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Middletown and Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The "church-related not-for-profit" home is located at:
1020 North Union Street
Middletown, Pennsylvania 17057
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Frey Village Nursing Center for $27,361 on April 10, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received six complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. 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 out of five stars, including out of five stars concerning health inspections, out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date June 16, 2017
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date May 22, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date April 10, 2017
The facility “failed to provide services necessary to avoid physical harm.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that revealed the resident has a history of falls “related to poor safety awareness” and their medical condition, including drug use. The staff is directed to use two people to assist during lifting.
The Incident Report documented an event where the Nursing Aide was toileting the resident at 1:30 AM. The documentation “does not reveal the presence of any other staff members at the time.”
A witness statement revealed that the Nursing Aide had set the resident on the toilet and turned to get a clean brief from the closet. When turning around, the resident “was trying to walk out of the bathroom and fell.”
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility neglected to provide goods and services to maintain a resident at the highest practicable physical well-being.” The deficiency by the nursing staff resulted “in the harm of a skin tear with the transfer to the hospital and receiving of sutures.”
The facility documentation revealed that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) transferred the resident “to bed from a shower chair, with no assistance from a second staff member.” The LPN “noted the skin tear after putting the resident’s feet in bed and noted blood on the side of the bed frame.”
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that the LPN knew that they needed a two-person assist for transfers. The Director of Nursing revealed the facility expects that “the staff follows the order transfer status when transferring residents. The facility neglected to provide goods and services necessary to maintain the resident at the highest practicable physical well-being.” The resident received sutures to the right leg.
The nursing home “failed to ensure that residents were protected from the potential for harm regarding the use of bedside rails without assessments for safety to prevent entrapment and harm to the residents. This occurrence created an Immediate Jeopardy Situation to residents’ health and safety for 55 of 127 residents’ [bed rails] reviewed with gaps exceeding 2.3 inches.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Frey Village Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Dauphin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Middletown.
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