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Information & Ratings on Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured, neglected or mistreated while living in a Wayne County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of nursing home abuse lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Lake Ariel and Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1404 Golf Park Drive
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 18436
Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes personal care, memory care, assisted living options, long-term care, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of Pennsylvania and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on September 28, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received eight 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 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 28, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement procedures for reporting and investigating potential neglect of one resident.” The investigation was part of the information received from an independent compliance hotline phone call.
A written statement was provided to the investigators indicating that a housekeeping staff member observed a resident’s “call bell repeatedly sounding, but no staff was responding to the resident.” The housekeeper noted that “the resident was screaming for people to come in and change her.”
The housekeeper “alleged that the Nurse Aides were alerted and [the housekeeper] informed the Nurse Aides that resident needed to be changed.” The housekeeper alleged that “for at least two hours, the resident’s call bell sounded.” The “statement also noted that the resident’s brother was here (visiting) and reportedly stated that the smell was horrible throughout the hallway due to the resident’s fecal incontinence.”
The housekeeper “further noted that it was 2:45 PM and the day shift was getting ready to leave, including the Nurse Aides, when someone inquired about the smell in the hallway and how long the resident was left unattended.” The housekeeper “said she heard them (unidentified staff) say they be sure to let the next shift know about [the resident’s] need for incontinence care.”
At 3:00 PM, a Nurse Aide went to the resident’s “room to change the resident.” That Nurse Aide “allegedly stepped out of the room and said that she had poop all the way up to her shoulders. There was no documented evidence available for review at the time of the survey [stating] that the facility had conducted a timely and thorough investigation to rule out neglect or mistreatment.”
The surveyor said that “the facility had not obtained additional employee witness statements, although the statements made by [the two staff members] referenced other staff members awareness of the situation. The facility did not report the allegation to the State Survey Agency or the Area Agency on Aging,” timely. The facility Administrator “confirmed that there was no additional information available regarding these allegations.”
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