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Information & Ratings on Grove at Latrobe Care Center, Latrobe, 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.
If your loved one was injured, abused or mistreated while living in a Westmoreland County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Grove at Latrobe Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 107-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Latrobe and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" home is located at:
576 Fred Rogers Drive
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
Both the State of Pennsylvania and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Grove at Latrobe Care Center for $13,627 on April 05, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on July 20, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received twenty-one complaints and self-reported five 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.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date September 6, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 April 30, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to report an allegation of sexual abuse within the required time frame to other agencies (Pennsylvania Department of Aging and local law enforcement) in accordance with state law.”
The survey team reviewed an undated Social Service Note indicating that Adult Protective Services “was in the facility to investigate a call they had received, which alleged that [the resident] was raped by a male staff member.” The Facility’s Investigation Report revealed that “there was no documented evidence that the facility reported the allegation of sexual abuse for [the resident] to the Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, or local law enforcement officials.”
The investigators interviewed the Social Worker who revealed: “she received a call from the community with an accusation of rape within the facility toward [the resident], and the Nursing Home Administrator was aware of the allegation.” The Administrator “confirmed that he did not report the allegation of rape regarding [the resident] to all required agencies.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that ten of twenty-eight residents were free from physical and verbal abuse perpetrated by other residents.” The investigators reviewed a resident’s initial Minimum Data Set assessment that revealed “that the resident was confused and had behaviors that put others at risk for injury. A Behavior Care Plan revealed that staff was to assess and anticipate the resident’s needs.”
A Nursing Note revealed that “the resident was in the hallway speaking loudly to [another resident]. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was walking toward the resident when she witnessed [the verbally loud resident] raise raising their elbow in the air and physically hit [the resident] in the left jaw area.”
During another incident, a Nursing Note revealed that “the resident admitted to punching [a third resident] in the back of the head because he was in the military and it was his military training.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Grove at Latrobe Care Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Westmoreland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Latrobe.
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