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Information & Ratings on Gardens at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care facility is a 95-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Harrisburg and Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" home is located at:
3625 North Progress Ave
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
Gardens at Blue Ridge Nursing Center
Pennsylvania and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are 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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Gardens at Blue Ridge Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $271,885 fine on March 09, 2018, and a $125,742 fine on January 26, 2017, for a total of $397,627. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 10, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received thirty-two complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date July 13, 2018
- Failure to Honor the Resident’s Right to Be Treated with the Respect and Dignity and Retain and to Use Personal Possessions – citation #F557 date December 27, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to document ongoing reevaluation of the need for restraints.” A review of the resident’s clinical record revealed that the resident had a neurological disorder that causes unusual sensations and behaviors.
The surveyors observed the resident with “a seatbelt applied across the resident’s lap while in a motorized wheelchair. When asked about the seatbelt, “the [resident] stated that she requested the seatbelt for safety.” However, the resident “also revealed that she is unable to remove the seatbelt by herself.”
Ongoing review of clinical records “failed to reveal an assessment for the need/safety of a restraint, consent for the use of the restraint, Care Plan, or Physician’s orders.”
The Director of Nursing stated that there is an expectation “that consent, Physician’s order, assessment, and Care Plan for the seatbelt should have been in place.”
The nursing home “failed to provide a dignified shower experience for [one resident].” The facility’s policy indicates that “under considerations, the resident’s preferences will be considered and a shower/bath shall be provided at least weekly.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s documentation for September, October, and November that revealed: “the resident was showered one time in three months.” The Nursing Home Administrator confirmed that “shower should have been documented better.”
In a separate summary dated December 19, 2018, the facility “failed to provide a dignified dining experience six [residents] in the 200 Hall Activity/Dining Room.”
The surveyors observed a resident in the dining room where “his wife requested staff to bring ice cream for [the resident]. The wife stated that “this is what he would need for lunch.”
Waiting forty-five minutes, the resident “had not received the ice cream, and the two other residents in the room had been served their lunch.” By 1:00 PM, the resident was “eating ice cream, which his wife stated had been brought to him a few minutes after she had made a second request.”
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