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Information & Ratings on Gardens at Scranton Nursing Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
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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
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.
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
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date May 16, 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.”
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.”
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