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Information & Ratings on Gardens at Tunkhannock Care Center, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm, abuse, or mistreatment while living in a Wyoming County nursing facility, 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 you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 124-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Tunkhannock and Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
30 Virginia Drive
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania 18657
Gardens at Tunkhannock Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Gardens at Tunkhannock Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, post-surgical care, IV (intravenous) antibiotic therapies, long-term care, respite care, palliative care, and short-term rehab.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 #F689 date November 30, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 30, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to utilize state techniques, the required assistance devices and sufficient level of staff assistance, during transfers to prevent an accident resulting in severe injury, a fractured lower leg.”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance with two persons for bed mobility and transfers between surfaces including to or from the bed, chair, wheelchair or standing position.”
The resident’s Nurse’s Note indicated that “the nurse was called to the resident’s room as the resident’s left leg appeared slightly rotated to the left. The note further stated that the doctor was consulted, and orders were obtained for an x-ray of the left leg.”
A subsequent Nursing Note revealed “the oncoming Nurse Supervisor checked on the resident, and [found that] the rotation and swelling were worse. The nurse indicated that she consulted with the Director of Nursing and decided to keep the x-ray appointment in-house (in the facility).”
The results of the in-house “x-ray indicated a displaced proximal tibial fracture extending to the lateral tibial plateau and an acute impacted neck fracture.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the consistent implementation of infection control procedures designed to prevent the potential for the spread of infection.” The investigation involved a resident with an indwelling Foley catheter.
Observations were made of the resident “resting in bed. The urine collection bag from the resident’s indwelling Foley catheter was laying on its side directly on the floor.”
The following morning, a housekeeper began mopping the residents’ rooms at 8:20 AM. “The urine collection bags from the Foley catheter bags are at times in direct contact with the floor, which then must be lifted for mopping under the collection device.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed less than two hours later that “the urine collection bag should not be in direct contact with the floor.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment or abuse while residing at Gardens at Tunkhannock Care Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wyoming County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Tunkhannock.
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