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Information & Ratings on Huntingdon Park Rehabilitation Center, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 93-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Huntingdon and Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1229 Warm Springs Avenue
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652
Huntingdon Park Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Huntingdon Park Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes complex medical care, pulmonary care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, wound care, cardiac rehab, stroke recovery, and intense rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Pennsylvania and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing home also received eleven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date September 7, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 7, 2017
- Failure to Develop a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date October 26, 2016
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that staff received the required annual training regarding abuse.” The facility’s policy indicates that the nursing staff, employees, and volunteers must receive yearly mandatory in-servicing education and training on abuse.
However, a review of the educational files for all licensed nurses revealed that “eleven of the twenty-three licensed nurses did not have the required annual training on abuse.” The Human Resource Director confirmed that “the identified five Nurse’s Aides and eleven licensed nurses did not complete the required annual training on abuse.”
The facility “failed to ensure that one of two mechanical lifts was maintained in a manner to prevent possible accidents and injury.” Additionally, the facility “failed to ensure that residents had wheelchair footrests in place or that wheelchair footrests were used properly during wheelchair transport.”
The surveyors observed the Invacare Reliant Model 450 Mechanical lift on the first floor.” There were “three hooks on each side of the [grab] bar, and that the middle hook on one side was missing a hanger bar latch, a clip located at the end of each hook that helps secure the lift sling loop to the hook.”
At the time of the observation, the defective mechanical lift was being utilized by twelve residents on the first-floor nursing unit during transfers. The Director of Nursing confirmed that “the facility uses mechanical lift slings and had six hook-up points with the Invacare Reliant Model 450 lift.
The nursing home “failed to use proper infection control practices during incontinent care.” The incident involved a resident who “is usually incontinent of bowel, sometimes incontinent of the bladder, and requires extensive assistance from staffed for daily hygiene.”
The survey team, upon observation, documented that a Nurse Aide failed to follow established protocols when providing incontinent care by cleansing the resident skin to eliminate the spread of infection.” After providing incontinent care, the Nurse Aide “repositioned the resident in bed, pulled the resident’s shirt down, and covered her with the sheet and bedspread without removing her soiled gloves and washing her hands.”
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