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Information & Ratings on Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 150-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Tamaqua and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
149 Lafayette Avenue
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252
Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, restorative care, podiatry services, respite care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $63,270 on September 26, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received six complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update its comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date July 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date July 27, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to implement interventions to [create a Care Plan] to prevent falls and injuries.” The surveyors reviewed a Resident Incident and Accident Report documented at 7:00 PM that indicated the resident’s “safety alarm was sounding, and the resident was found sitting on her buttocks on the door side of her bed. No injuries were noted. The resident stated that she had to go to the bathroom at the time of the fall.”
The “report also indicated that the floor mat, planned for the resident’s use to prevent injuries, was not in place on the door side of the bed [the side the resident fell on] and the resident was not wearing non-skid socks, also planned as a safety intervention [before] this fall.”
The surveyors reviewed an Employee Witness Statement that revealed two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “both indicated that the resident change (for incontinence) [occurred at] 6:45 PM and [the resident was] returned and assisted to bed.” Both CNAs “failed to ensure the resident’s fall and injury prevention measures plan to promote the resident safety were in place by failing to place the fall mat on the floor and apply the resident’s non-skid socks.”
The Director of Nursing stated during an interview that “the facility failed to consistently implement measures plan to prevent falls and injuries to [the resident].”
The nursing home “failed to utilize basic infection control practices during medication administration.” The surveyors observed a Medication Administration Pass on the East Hall after breakfast time. At that time, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) failed to follow established protocols to prevent the spread of infection while administering medications.
During one observation, the LPN removed a resident’s nicotine patch using “ungloved hands and disposed it and applied [a new] nicotine patch of the resident’s right deltoid without gloves or handwashing.” The Director of Nursing confirmed the LPN's failure to follow established practices while administering medication.
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