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Information & Ratings on Lutheran Home At Johnstown Nursing Center, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care facility is a 63-certified bed "church-related not-for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Johnstown and Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
807 Goucher Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905
Lutheran Home At Johnstown Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Lutheran Home At Johnstown Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes nutritional care, IV (intravenous) therapy, medical consultations, and restorative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Pennsylvania and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Lutheran Home At Johnstown Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,273 fine on May 07, 2018, and a $9,298 fine on April 11, 2017, for a total of $19,571.
This nursing home also received fifteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 7, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date May 7, 2018
The surveyors reviewed a Nursing Note concerning the resident who “was found lying on the floor on the right side of his bed.” The note revealed that the resident “attempted to get out of bed, went down on the floor; and was found lying on his right side between the bed in the wall. The fall mats were propped up against the wall heater.”
After an assessment, it was determined that the resident “had a small hematoma (localized swelling filled with blood) to the right forehead, and he had skin tears on the back of his right wrist, the right in her wrist, and the right upper arm.” The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital.
A review of the Hospital Discharge Summary revealed that the resident had a “navicular fracture (bone on the thumb side of the risk) of his right hand and a cast was applied.” The Nursing Home Administrator “confirmed that the fall mat should have been in place at the time of [the resident’s] fall and they were not in place [by] Physician’s orders.”
In a separate accident, another resident was “found sitting on the floor against the toilet, and he was left alone in the bathroom, and the alarm was on the wheelchair. The note also indicated the resident did not have non-skid socks or shoes on, and that he had regular socks on, which were slippery.”
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to implement their Abuse Prevention Policies, by failing to complete a licensure check [before] employment.” The surveyors noted that there was “no documented evidence that a Registered Nurse (RN) license was checked [before] hire.”
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