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Information & Ratings on Gettysburg Center Nursing Home, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Adams County nursing home patients. Our team of lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Gettysburg Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 118-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
867 York Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Gettysburg Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Gettysburg Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, colostomy care, dementia care, palliative care, respite, wound care, vision care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Federal agencies and the State of Pennsylvania have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Gettysburg Center Nursing Home for $77,431 on June 20, 2016, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 19, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home also received eleven 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.
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 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 September 13, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 13, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to provide the right to be free from verbal abuse for one resident.”
A surveyor “was standing in the hall across from the resident’s room next to [the resident. The [surveyor] heard someone yelling in [the resident’s] room stating, ‘I do not have time to keep going over and over and over with you again. Then [the surveyor] heard the resident reply, ‘stop yelling at me.’ At that moment, [the surveyor] saw the Director of Nursing at the opposite end of the hallway and motioned for her to come.”
While the surveyor was discussing what was going on with the Director of Nursing, one of the individuals inside the resident’s room left and walked past the Director of Nursing. The second individual “walked out of the room to the medication cart, sitting partially in front of the entrance to [the resident’s] room.”
The Director of Nursing initiated an immediate investigation. The resident had been asked, “about the yelling in the morning.” The resident responded, “wasn’t that something.” The resident said, “I am not going to take pills that I do not need, and it is my right to know what medications I’m being given.”
After the investigation, the facility began reeducation. The Director of Nursing and the Nursing Home Administrator agreed that “yelling and a resident is unacceptable at the facility.”
The facility “failed to ensure the resident environment was free of accident hazards.” The state survey team observed, “bed rails installed on both sides of [a resident’s] bed.” At 1:00 PM during the observation, both resident’s side rails were up.
The Director of Nursing verified that the Physician had discontinued the bed rails due to the resident’s “inability to utilize and for bed mobility.” Without the need for the bed rails, the devices posed as a restraint.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Gettysburg Center Nursing Home? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Adams County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gettysburg.
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