Information & Ratings on Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Gardens at Scranton Nursing CenterIs it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Lackawanna County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, 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 that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.

Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center

This long-term care center is a "for profit" 139-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Scranton and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:

824 Adams Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510
(570) 346-5704
Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, respite care, hospice, behavioral services, incontinence management, wound therapy, dialysis care, tracheostomy management, IV (intravenous) therapy, long-term care, and short-term rehab.

Financial Penalties and Violations

It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.

Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on May 16, 2018, and July 19, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.

The nursing home also received thirty-two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.

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Scranton Pennsylvania Nursing Home Safety Concerns One Star Rating

Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website.

According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating one of out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 October 19, 2018
  • According to investigators, “the facility failed to maintain an environment free of potential accident hazards.” The state surveyors observed the “facility’s first-floor hallway between residents’ rooms [that] revealed that the right side of the hallway, including handrails running the length of the corridor, was obstructed with food tray carts and housekeeping cards due to the elevator being out of service.”

    It was noted that the handrails “on the right side of the hallway were inaccessible to residents attempting to ambulate or self-propelling wheelchairs.” While one of the elevators was out of service, the only other elevator in the building provided access to the basement where the facility’s nutritional services and food were.

    As a result of the disruption of the non-functional elevator, “the facility delivered meal trays by means of human chains up the stairs to the food carts in the hallway.” The food carts impeded “the resident mobility and created an accident hazard.”

    In a separate summary statement dated June 14, 2018, “the facility failed to maintain an environment free of accident hazards by failing to provide sufficient staff supervision and utilize safe techniques during assistance with activities of daily living.” Their actions were a documented failure “to prevent accidents.”

  • Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date May 16, 2018
  • The nursing home “failed to ensure the consistent implementation of infection control procedures designed to prevent the spread of infection.” In one incident, a resident’s clinical record identified the resident as on contact isolation due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus “in a surgical wound.”

    The survey team observed the resident’s privacy curtains surrounding the bed that was “heavily soiled with brown feces-like material. There were two red bins designated for soiled infectious waste in the bathroom and a washbasin placed on top of the infectious waste container. The urine collection device was observed placed on top of the handrail next to the toilet, and a urinal was placed on the back of the toilet.”

    The surveyors reviewed the Infection and Antibiotic Tracking Report that revealed the two residents who resided in that room “had infections noted during that month.”

Abused at Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help

Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lackawanna County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Scranton.

We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.

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