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Information & Ratings on Greensburg Care Center, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Westmoreland County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Greensburg Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Greensburg and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" home is located at:
119 Industrial Park Road
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
Greensburg Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Greensburg Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes palliative care, hospice, respite care, short-term rehab, and memory care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Pennsylvania and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators have found that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing facility also received fourteen complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating one of out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date April 20, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 20, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from neglect.” The surveyors reviewed a Hospital Discharge/Transfer Summary revealing that the resident “was to receive pudding-consistent thick liquids due to swallowing difficulties. The thickened liquids were to prevent possible aspiration (a process were fluids enter the lungs while swallowing).”
A review of a Nursing Note revealed that “the resident was at the Nursing Station when a Registered Nurse (RN) gave him a container of pudding-thickened liquids which the resident began to drink.” The resident experienced “a change in condition and was transported to the hospital at 12:40 AM.”
A subsequent Nursing Note documented at 11:12 AM indicated that “the facility was notified that the resident passed away at the hospital.” The resident’s death certificate indicated the primary cause of death “was aspiration pneumonia (infection in the lungs caused by a foreign substance entering the lungs).”
The investigators interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) who revealed that “she got a plastic container of [some] fluid out of the storage containers in the nursing unit refrigerator and handed to [the resident].” The RN confirmed that “she was aware that the resident requires pudding-thickened liquids and that she did not verify the contents of the plastic container of fluid she provided to the resident.”
The RN “stated that the resident consumed a portion of the liquids before she was told that she had given the resident the incorrect consistency.” The RN “stated that normally, the dietary department made up a pitcher of pudding-thickened liquids for the resident, but there were no pitchers in the refrigerator at the time.”
The nursing home “failed to complete a thorough investigation to rule out that neglect was involved in incidents or injuries of an unknown origin.” In one event, the facility “failed to report an incident of possible neglect and a resident’s subsequent death to other agencies [by] state law.”
The investigation involved the incident documented above where the resident died after consuming food that was not a thickened liquid which led to aspiration. A review of the facility’s investigation information confirmed that the RN had provided the resident “with the incorrect consistency fluids.”
The information “revealed that statements were not obtained from all nursing staff who were present at the facility on the day of the incident [to] determine if the resident displayed any adverse effects related to being provided the incorrect fluid consistency.”
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