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Information & Ratings on Gardens at West Shore Care Center (SFF), Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 309-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Camp Hill and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
770 Poplar Church Road
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
Gardens at West Shore Care Center (SSF)
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Gardens at West Shore Care Center (SFF) offers other services. Additional focused care includes bariatric care, wound care, IV (intravenous) antibiotics, respite stays, long-term care, short-term rehab, and restorative services involving occupational, physical, and speech therapies.
Special Focus Facility: The investigators have determined that “this nursing home has a history of persistent poor quality of care as indicated by the findings of state and federal inspection teams.” Therefore it has been designated a Special Focus Facility (SSF), meaning that “the facility is subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination for Medicare and Medicaid.
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations. Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Gardens at West Shore Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,000 fine on March 16, 2018, and a $57,746 fine on May 18, 2017, for a total of $70,746.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on three occasions, including on October 17, 2017, May 18, 2017, and August 12, 2016, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility also self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date March 31, 2017
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date March 16, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to screen and train employees for the prevention, identification reporting of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation of property [to] prevent occurrences of abuse.”
The state investigators reviewed a Dietary Manager orientation file and other documents that “did not contain a witness signature or date, in-service pertaining to working out the clot, acknowledgment of entitlement to rest and meal periods, resident abuse [that] did not contain a facilitator’s signature or date, preventing elopement, and other conditions.
The nursing home “failed to notify the resident’s responsible party” of a change in Physician’s orders. The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medication Administration Records Assessment and Clinical record that “failed to reveal documentation of notification to the Power of Attorney regarding the [medication] order or administration.”
The Director of Nursing “was unable to explain why the notification had not been made.” The Director revealed her expectation that “the resident’s family would be notified if the resident had an order for [a change in medication].”
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