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Information & Ratings on Garden Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Montgomery County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your neglect or abuse case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Garden Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Willow Grove and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The 173-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1113 North Easton RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on September 17, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating one of out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 17, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date July 27, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date July 27, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date September 17, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure that hot liquids were served to residents at safe temperatures. This failure resulted in one resident sustaining a burn and placed the health and safety of all other residents who are served hot liquids in the facility in an Immediate Jeopardy Situation.”
The facility “failed to ensure that a criminal background screening was completed in [one personnel file], before the start of employment.” An employee was hired at the facility but “there was no documentation available to review to confirm that the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Checks had been completed and obtained by the facility before the employee started working.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that one employee received the appropriate in-service training about resident abuse.” The surveyors reviewed the employee’s personnel file that revealed that “there was no documentation available to review to confirm the abuse training was completed [before] the start of employment.”
The Human Resource Director further indicated that the employee “had worked at the facility for three weeks. The facility failed to ensure that one new hire completed the appropriate abuse training.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an effective infection control program to prevent, investigate, identify, report, and control the spread of infections within the facility.”
During a clinical review for three residents, it was revealed that “three residents require transmission-based precautions and treatment for multi-drug-resistant organisms.” The surveyors reviewed facility documentation for Infection Surveillance. However, “there was no documentation available at the facility for tracking infections.”
Other documents involving Infection Surveillance revealed that “ten residents were monitored for twelve infections that month and six infections required treatment of antibiotic therapy. There was no documentation available that the facility at the time of the survey to indicate any of these infections were reviewed to determine if they were Healthcare-Acquired Infections.”
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