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Information & Ratings on Harmon House Care Center, Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Mount Pleasant and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The 109-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
601 South Church Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania 15666
Harmon House Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Harmon House Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes palliative care, respite care, hospice, short-term rehabilitation, and specialty care programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
This nursing home also received seven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date October 11, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F757 date October 11, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 11, 2018
The nursing home “failed to administer oxygen as ordered by the Physician.” The incident involved a cognitively impaired resident who requires the “extensive assistance from staff to perform daily care tasks.”
The surveyors observed the resident in bed “without oxygen in use. The oxygen concentrator was sitting beside the bed but was turned off, and the resident’s oxygen tubing was curled up and draped over the top of the machine.”
The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who revealed that the resident “had been out of the facility for a procedure most of the morning and returned at approximately 1:30 PM.” The LPN did confirm that “the resident was to use oxygen at all times and should have had oxygen in use but did not.”
The facility “failed to ensure the medications were not administered without adequate indication for their use and in accordance with Physician’s orders.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that revealed that the resident “had chronic pain, and the staff was to administer medications according to Physician’s orders. The nursing staff was to evaluate the cause of pain when possible “and report any new adverse signs and symptoms to the Physician as needed.”
However, a review of the resident’s medical records revealed no documented evidence “that staff attempted non-pharmacological interventions [before] administering pain medication.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that “staff was to attempt non-pharmacological interventions [before] administering [the resident’s pain medication], and there was no documented evidence that this was done.”
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that an air mattress safety assessment was completed [before] use to identify potential safety hazards.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan regarding the patient’s skin integrity that indicated “that the resident had an air mattress on her bed.”
The facility Director of Nursing confirmed that “a bed safety evaluation that included the potential safety hazards created by the use of an air mattress was not completed.”
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