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Information & Ratings on Julia Pound Care Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Indiana County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Julia Pound Care Center
This nursing facility is a "not-for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Indiana and Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The 131-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1155 Indian Springs RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15701
Both the state of Pennsylvania and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 February 1, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date August 22, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from mental abuse.” A Facility Investigation report indicated that a Nurse Aide “was accused of mental abuse toward [a resident].”
The investigation indicated “that while providing care to the resident, [one Nurse Aide] witnessed another Nurse Aide make statements to the resident that he smelled like he was rotting, making fun of the resident because he had a [genital condition].” The report shows that the verbally abusive Nurse Aide “made comments about the potential manner in which he was infected with [the genital condition] and wiped the dirty gloves on the resident’s face.”
The reporting Nurse Aide indicated that the verbally abusive Nurse Aide “wiped her dirty gloves on the resident’s face and told him to smell it.” The abusive Aide said that “the resident must have slept around on his wife too much, most have picked up the wrong whore, and got [his genital medical condition].”
Information on the facility’s investigation indicated that the abusive Nurse Aide “initially denied all of the allegations but eventually admitted to telling the resident that he smelled while joking with them. She also admitted to joking with the resident about him being infected with [his genital medical condition].”
The abusive Nurse Aide stated during an interview that “she could not remember exactly what she said during the incident, it was too long ago.” However, the reporting Nurse Aide revealed that the aggressive Aide “called residents ‘a******s’ and she rubbed her dirty gloves [on the resident’s] face and told him, ‘You stink.’” The reporting nursing aide stated that the verbally and physically abusive Nurse Aide told the resident he got his medical condition from ‘f*****g’ around on his wife.”
The investigators interviewed the Nursing Home Administrator and Director of Nursing, who “revealed that based on their investigation, they confirmed the allegation of abuse of [the resident by the abusive Nurse Aide].”
The nursing home “failed to assess and treat and identify pressure ulcer [timely] for one resident.” The documentation shows that the resident “had an open area to her right inner thigh that measured approximately 2.0 cm x 2.5 cm x 0.1 cm.”
The survey team observed the resident receiving incontinence care by two nurse aides. During the care, it was noted that there were a darkened, reddened area and an open skin area on the resident’s right inner thigh/groin area. However, “there was no type of treatment applied after incontinent care.”
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