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Information & Ratings on Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center, Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Lackawanna County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse protection lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Olyphant and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The 272-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
108 Terrace Drive
Olyphant, Pennsylvania 18447
Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lackawanna Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehabilitation, respite care, Alzheimer's and dementia care, and long-term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Pennsylvania have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on August 18, 2017, and February 03, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing home also received twenty complaints and self-reported one serious issue 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.
The state of Pennsylvania and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update its care home database system. This list contains historical information 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 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 September 21, 2018
According to state investigators and a review of employee timecards, clinical records, and a police report, “the facility failed to ensure that one resident was free from physical abuse, which resulted in a fractured arm, requiring surgical intervention.” The survey team reviewed a Resident Incident and Accident Report and a Pennsylvania Department of Health report form for investigating alleged abuse, neglect, and misappropriation of property,
The reports indicated that a resident “complained of right arm pain. Upon staff inspection, the bruise was noted to the resident’s right elbow measuring 13.0 cm x 9.0 cm. The area was noted to be ecchymotic (bruised) and swollen.” The Registered Nurse (RN) Unit Manager and the Physician were notified.”
X-rays were taken on the resident’s right elbow. An employee witness statement indicated that at approximately 10:00 PM that night, a staff member and a Nursing Aide changed the resident. The staff member was removing the resident’s socks, and when the Nurse Aide was attempting to fasten the resident’s brief, the resident was “putting her right hand in her brief and [the Nurse Aide] forced the resident’s arm to the bed.”
At that time, a loud snap was heard and the resident when touching their arm said, “Ouch.” Both employees looked at one another, and no one said anything. The reporting employee indicated that there were “no marks or discoloration noticed on the resident’s arm at that time.” The employee left the room when the care was finished. However, neither employee “reported the potential injury to [the resident’s] arm during care at the time of the incident.
The resident’s x-ray of the right elbow revealed “a moderately displaced (fracture in which the two ends of the broken bone are separated from one another) acute (traumatic) fracture with a horizontal fracture line.” The resident underwent a surgical procedure to repair the fracture.
The Director of Nursing “contacted the local police department regarding [the resident’s] injury. The police report noted that the facility Director of Nursing stated he needed to report an assault on a resident at the facility by an employee. The police officer went to the facility.” The incident was reported to the Assistant District Attorney who “approved charges of Simple Assault and Harassment involving the Nurse Aide.
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