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Information & Ratings on Juniper Village at Brookline Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, State College, Pennsylvania
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Centre County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of nursing home abuse lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Juniper Village at Brookline Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 116-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of State College and Centre County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare-participating facility is located at:
1950 Cliffside Drive
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Juniper Village at Brookline Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Juniper Village at Brookline Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, long-term care, and Alzheimer’s/dementia care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Pennsylvania 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.
The nursing home also received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update its long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Ensure That Every Resident Resides in an Environment Free of Accident Hazards – citation date January 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date April 26, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to implement interventions to prevent accident hazards for [six residents].” The survey team reviewed an incident report and a clinical record for a resident. The staff needed to apply Geri sleeves (sleeves covering an extremity to potentially decrease injuries.”
The current Care Plan requires the staff to ensure that the resident is wearing long sleeves “as weather permits or Geri sleeves when out of bed or to wear Geri sleeves to both arms at all times, which may be removed for care.” The surveyors observed the resident receiving morning care and noticed a 3.75 cm x 1.5 cm “bruise on her left forearm.”
During the investigation, it was noted that the resident’s “Geri sleeves and derma savers were missing and were not in place per her care plan.” The surveyors contacted the laundry and searched her room, “but none were found. Both items were replaced. There was no documentation available indicating that the facility thoroughly investigated this incident, which would include staff witness statements regarding this event.”
The nursing home “failed to assess a resident to prevent pressure ulcers resulting in harm for one resident.” A resident’s clinical record indicated that “she arrived at the facility with a metal hinge-type knee brace with strapping to assist with healing of a fracture.” However, a review of the Skilled Nursing Facility Wellness Admission & Readmission Form revealed that “there was no documentation of a pressure ulcer on her left area.”
A review of the resident’s Physician’s orders guided the staff to utilize a dense cushion under the resident’s calf area “while she was in bed, and to complete a weekly skin check on the day shift every Monday.” The documentation shows that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “removed the brace, noticed a reddened area on the medial (inner side) of [the resident’s] left calf, left the brace off for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, and then reapplied the brace.”
The staff member indicated that “she is doing a skin check and she is actually looking at [the resident’s] skin. Another employee revealed that she could have done a more thorough job.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Juniper Village at Brookline Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Centre County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including State College.
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