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Information & Ratings on Gardens at Stroud Care Center, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Monroe 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 Stroud Care Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of East Stroudsburg and Monroe County, Pennsylvania. The 127-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
221 East Brown Street
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18301
Gardens at Stroud Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Gardens at Stroud Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes antibiotic (IV) intravenous therapy, colostomy care, cardiac care, respite care, long-term care, hospice, short-term rehab, and post-surgical care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Pennsylvania and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
In the last three years, Medicare denied payment on January 24, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility also received thirty-four complaints and self-reported two 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 the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date December 21, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date December 21, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure complete and accurate investigations into the allegations of abuse for one resident.” The incident involved a cognitively intact resident who “requires extensive staff assistance with activities of daily living, including transfers.”
A review of information submitted by the nursing facility revealed that Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “were using a Hoyer lift to place a resident in the wheelchair, [and] upon lowering the resident down, [the resident’s] leg slipped against the leg rest attachment. Blood was noted and the resident was placed back into bed.”
The nursing staff made the Physician aware of the incident, and the resident “was transferred to the hospital” and received ten stitches. An investigation was initiated, and staff interviews were conducted. However, “the [resident] was not interviewed at the time of the incident as part of the facility’s investigation to rule out potential abuse, neglect or mistreatment.”
Additionally, “there was no documented evidence that the facility had conducted a timely and thorough investigation of the resident’s injury to rule out abuse, neglect or mistreatment as a possible cause for [the resident’s] skin tear.”
The nursing home “failed to promptly implement or revise care approaches to address and modify a resident’s Moisture Associated Skin Damage to prevent pressure ulcer development.”
The resident was admitted to the facility for the diagnosis, including pneumonia, hypertension, and “a pressure area on her left ankle.” The state surveyors observed the resident “in bed positioned on her back. The resident complained that her bottom was hurting. The resident stated she had a sore on her bottom [and was] not sure how it happened.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Initial Care Plan, indicating that the resident “had potential/actual impairment to skin integrity.” However, “there was no documented evidence that the areas of impaired skin integrity were timely reported to the Physician when first identified and that interventions were put into place from the time of discovery of the areas.”
It took four days to begin treatment from the time the Physician had ordered care.
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Gardens at Stroud Care Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Monroe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including East Stroudsburg.
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