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Information & Ratings on Loyalhanna Care Center, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured, mistreated or abused while residing in a Westmoreland County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated neglect protection lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Loyalhanna Care Center
This long-term care home is a 120-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Latrobe and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
535 McFarland Road
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650
Loyalhanna Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Loyalhanna Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes personal care, independent living options, and short-term rehabilitation.
Pennsylvania nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Loyalhanna Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $188,607 fine on June 14, 2018, a $165,321 fine on February 02, 2018, and a $133,369 fine on February 17, 2017, for a total of $487,297. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on June 14, 2018, and February 17, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received thirty-two complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Pennsylvania long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 2, 2018
According to state investigators, the facility “failed to ensure that residents were free from negligence.” The survey team reviewed a Nursing Note that indicated that “the resident was lowered to the floor for safety by a Nurse Aide after the resident lifted her motorized reclining chair into an upright position and began to slide from the chair.”
The Nurse Aide notified a Registered Nurse (RN) that “the resident had knee pain, that her leg was inverted (turning inward), and that her thigh was swollen.” A hospital report revealed, “that the resident had a right femur (thigh bone) fracture.” The Registered Nurse “confirmed that the resident was to have the assistance of two staff for transfers.”
Contrary to the Nurse Aide’s “written statement, a family member stated that [the resident] asked to use the bathroom and the Nurse Aide used the reclining chair controller to lift [the resident] into an upright position.” The resident asked the Nurse Aide, “where is your helper? And the nurse responded, ‘we can do this. The next thing she knew, [the resident] was on the floor.’”
In a separate summary statement dated February 17, 2017, the facility “failed to ensure that residents were free from neglect.” The deficient practice resulted in harm to a resident “due to a fall” that resulted in injuries.
An incident report concerning the resident revealed: “that the resident was found on the floor, beside her bed and her bed sensor alarm was not sounding, and the bed was not on the lowest position” as required and documented in the resident’s Care Plan.
The resident “was crying with complaints of left leg pain and had ‘shortening,’ and external rotation of the left lower leg.” The resident “was transferred to the hospital and admitted with a fractured left hip.”
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