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Information & Ratings on Liberty Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Philadelphia and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The 94-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
7310 Stenton AvenueFinancial Penalties and Violations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19150
The federal government and the state of Pennsylvania are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on August 25, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received eleven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update its comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 15, 2016
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date October 26, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate assistance for the provision of care.” The incident involved an alert and oriented resident who “requires the assistance of two persons for bed mobility and care.”
The nurse’s documentation indicated that at 8:56 PM, the resident “was assisted by one person with p.m. care (care before going to bed), she was turned to the right, and the mattress shifted, causing the resident to fall to the floor.”
Because of the fall, the resident sustained injuries. The resident confirmed, “that only one person had assisted her when she fell off the bed.” The Administrator also confirmed the failure to provide appropriate numbers of staff for transferring this resident.
The nursing home “failed to obtain and clarify Physician’s orders for [a breathing tube inserted through the neck to assist breathing].” The survey team observed the resident with a passy muir valve (a valve placed on a hub that redirects airflow, allowing speaking and improved swallowing).” The resident’s Ear, Nose and Throat Consul Report revealed that the resident had tracheal narrowing and the Physician would not decannulate at that time “due to stenosis (narrowing of the throat) and risk of airway obstruction.”
New Physician’s orders indicated that the cannula “was to be changed monthly by a Respiratory Therapist and that staff was to suction the resident’s [tube] every shift and as needed for patency (keep tube clear and open).”
However, a review of the resident’s clinical record revealed “no Physician’s orders regarding the care of the resident’s inner cannula and passy muir valve.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “there was no documentation that the Physician’s orders were obtained and clarified regarding care of the resident’s inner cannula (how often the inner cannula needed to be changed) and Passy Muir valve (how often to cleanse the valve and ‘wearing schedule’ of the valve) by the facility staff.
The surveyors documented “that the facility failed to ensure one resident was provided appropriate care and services consistent with professional standards of practice.”
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