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Information & Ratings on Green Ridge Care Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Lackawanna County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical abuse, sexual assault, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Green Ridge Care Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Scranton and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The 95-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
2741 Boulevard Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509
Green Ridge Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Green Ridge Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, system living options, personal care, long-term care, and rehabilitative services involving physical and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
During the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on January 27, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing home also received seventeen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 February 2, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate staff supervision to prevent repeated falls.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Fall Evaluation that was completed by the facility. The document indicated “that the resident was at high risk for falls.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan documented that the resident “was at risk for falls due to a history of falls, with multiple risk factors related to weakness, decreased mobility, lower extremity swelling, and low blood pressure.”
A review of the facility Incident/Accident Report indicated that “the resident was found in his room on the floor. The resident stated that he rolled out of bed, trying to reach his phone. The resident did not sustain any injuries.” An intervention included educating the resident “on using the call bell.”
A subsequent Incident/Accident Report documented that the resident “was observed on the floor in his room; sitting on his buttocks in front of his chair. The resident stated he wanted to get from his wheelchair to his bed. The resident’s call light was in reach, but not activated. The resident did not sustain any injuries.”
The third Incident Accident Report revealed that “the resident was on the floor lying on his left side toward the door. He stated he was trying to get up. The resident sustained [injuries].” The surveyors noted that the facility failed to develop any new fall interventions after this accident.
The fourth Incident/Accident Report indicated “that the resident safety alarm sounded. The resident was found face down on the floor in his room. The resident stated he did not know what happened [but there was blood found] coming from an open area on the top of his left eye and a bruise below his left eye.”
The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital later the same day. The resident received nine stitches to his left eyebrow, with “bruising and a cut to the bridge of his nose.”
The investigators determined that the facility “failed to demonstrate the development and implementation of adequate supervision approaches to maintain resident safety and prevent repeated falls and injuries. The facility utilized safety alarms which proved ineffective in preventing the residents repeated falls [and] failed to provide sufficient staff supervision at the level and frequency required based on the resident’s assessed individual safety needs.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Green Ridge Care Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lackawanna County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Scranton.
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