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Information & Ratings on Gardens at Millville Nursing Center, Millville, Pennsylvania
Are you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a Columbia County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?
Contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Gardens at Millville Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Millville and Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The 110-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
48 Haven Lane
Millville, Pennsylvania 17846
Gardens at Millville Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Gardens at Millville Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care include short-term rehabilitation, wound care, long-term care, trach care, respite care, PEG tubing care, and diabetic services.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Pennsylvania are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received thirty-six complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date November 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management Plan of Care for a Resident Who Requires Those Services – citation #F697 date March 5, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to report instances of alleged resident-to-resident abuse to the State Survey Agency.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s clinical record that indicates that two residents “had a physical altercation because [one resident] believed [the other resident] had taken his walker.” It was “documented that the residents had hit each other on the chest, shoulder, and head.”
Further documentation shows that a staff member had heard arguing and “when entering the room, another resident stated [the other resident] was tapping him on the side of the head, messing around, attempting to wake him and when asked to stop, [the aggressive resident] continued in these unwanted actions.”
Another documentation says that a staff member “had left the resident’s room with the resident seated in the recliner and his roommate lying in bed. Within a few minutes, the staff member returned to find the resident lying on top of his roommate and holding down his wrists and verbalizing his intent to hit him. When [the assaulting resident] was asked what led to the incident, he stated his roommate had started it.”
In a separate incident, another resident’s clinical record revealed that “while ambulating in the hallway, another resident took his walker from him and began poking him in the abdomen. In each of these instances, the facility intervention was to speak to the perpetrator and explain they were not to conduct themselves in this manner and were to seek out the assistance of staff members [before] taking any action themselves.”
According to a review of the State Agency report, “the facility failed to report any of these incidents of resident-to-resident abuse and complete the corresponding” forms. These instances “demonstrated intentional actions by resident perpetrators, resulting in physical abuse of the resident victims.”
The Director of Nursing Services stated that “none of these incidents had been reported because all of the residents involved had some degree of impaired cognition and it would not be definitively determined that the actions were willful. Therefore they were not reportable according to the facility policy.”
The facility “failed to attempt non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate pain [before] the administration of narcotic pain medication prescribed on an ‘as needed’ basis.”
Documentation shows that the staff administered narcotic pain medications fifteen times” in one month, and eighty-one times in another month, followed by fourteen times in a subsequent month.
However, “on each of the above occasions, there was no documented evidence that the facility staff attempted any non-pharmacological interventions to alleviate the resident’s pain [before] the administration of the pain medication.”
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