Information & Ratings on Health Center at Galloway, Galloway Township, New Jersey
Do you suspect that the care provided to your loved one in an Atlantic County nursing facility fails to meet professional standards of quality? Do you believe that your loved one has become the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors or other residents? If so, the nursing home might have violated federal and state statutes.
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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Galloway Township and Atlantic County, New Jersey. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
66 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway Township, New Jersey 08205
Health Center at Galloway
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, the Health Center at Galloway offers other services. The services include subacute care, IV (intravenous) therapy, wound care, post-surgical recovery, restorative care, pain management, respite care, total parenteral nutrition, respiratory therapy, and a CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) program.
New Jersey and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $3250 against Health Center at Galloway on June 9, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, within the same time frame, the facility received ten formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Jersey Division of Aging Website.Galloway Township New Jersey Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the New Jersey Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 four 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 June 9, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date August 24, 2018
- Failure to Ensure There Is an Effective Pest Control Program to Prevent Mice, Insects or Other Pests – citation date August 24, 2018
The facility “failed to provide supervision in the main dining room where there was a hot temperature steam table located. The investigators “entered the main dining room through open doors” and observed “a steam table plugged into the wall outlet” with rising steam from the steam table wells. The unit was hot to the touch and registered 170°F at a time when “no facility staff was present.”
According to investigators, the facility “failed to follow appropriate infection control procedures related to handwashing for two of three nurses during the medication pass, during the meal service on one of three dining rooms, and [before] wound treatment.”
In a separate summary statement dated June 9, 2017, the “facility failed to follow appropriate infection control procedures related to handwashing, appropriate glove changing, appropriate storage of a resident’s medical equipment, adhering to the facility wound treatment policy, and following appropriate isolation precautions.”
The survey team conducted an initial tour at the facility and observed a resident with an “infected wound on the toes.” A state surveyor observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing wound care to the resident’s toes who “placed all the treatment supplies onto the barrier on the floor, went to the resident’s bathroom to wash hands and donned gloves. This was the only time the LPN washed her hands and donned clean gloves throughout the entire wound treatment” leaving the resident’s susceptible to the spread of infection.
The nursing home “failed to maintain an environment that was free from flying insects. The deficient practice was identified during the meal service in one of three nursing units” when flies and gnats were observed “throughout the second-floor dining room. These flying insects were swarming around and landing on residents who were waiting or an eating their lunch in the room.”
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