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Information & Ratings on Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pitman, Pennsylvania
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This long-term care center is a 48-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Pitman and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
200 Taylorsville Mountain Road
Pitman, Pennsylvania 17964
Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Green Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes cardiac recovery services, respite care, wound care, infusion therapy, orthopedic recovery, short-term and long-term rehab, renal disease services, and digestive disease services.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home also received eleven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed 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 Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation #Avenue 309 date September 21, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 21, 2016
According to investigators, “the facility failed to demonstrate the clinical assessment of one resident’s change in condition.” Nursing documentation revealed that the resident “was observed to be hitting and scratching the face of another resident.” The aggressive resident’s “room was changed to another room in the facility.”
The physically aggressive resident “was anxious and medicated.” At 5:00 PM the same day, the resident “ambulated to her old room to retrieve some of her belongings. The entry indicated that the resident was pale. The note indicated that at 5:30 PM, the resident stated that she felt very warm.”
In response, the staff asked, “her to lay down and rest; a fan was brought into the room. There was no documented evidence that the nursing staff obtained the resident’s vital signs (clinical measurements, specifically pulse rate, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure, that indicate the state of the patient’s essential body fluids) in response to the resident’s complaints of weakness and feeling warm.” The resident continued to be observed as pale. The “entry further indicated that the resident dozed off.”
Documentation at 6:45 PM indicated “that a Nurse Aide and a Registered Nurse (RN) Charge Nurse informed the nurse that they thought [the resident] was not breathing.” The resident “was pronounced dead at 6:45 PM.”
The state survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who confirmed that “the facility’s licensed nurse staff did not assess the resident’s vital signs at the time she appeared pale and complained of being weak and warm.” The Director also stated that “she was made aware of the resident’s passing via telephone that evening.”
The surveyors state that the Registered Nurse “did not document any clinical assessment of the resident at the time of her change in condition.”
The nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent unsafe behavior of an elopement by one resident with known ex-seeking behavior.”
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