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Information & Ratings on Manor at St Luke Village Nursing Center, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Luzerne County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated neglect protection lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Manor at St Luke Village Nursing Center
This center is a 104-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Hazleton and Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1711 East Broad Street
Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201
The state 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, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Manor at St Luke Village Nursing Center for $8,778 on March 01, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received ten complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date March 20, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date March 20, 2017
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to consult with the Physician or notify the resident’s responsible party of the potential need to alter treatment or initiate a new treatment.” The failure occurred on four occasions.
The state survey team reviewed the resident’s Nurse Progress Note that revealed: “the resident was short of breath and had a pulse oximeter (a medical device that indirectly monitors the oxygen saturation of the patient’s blood) of 85%.” Normal blood oxygen levels in humans “are considered to be 95% – 100%.”
The “Physician was notified of the resident’s condition at 2:15 PM [and] ordered that the resident keep the [noninvasive mechanical support ventilation providing air or through a mask] on continuously except during meals.” The surveyors noted that “there was no evidence of the resident’s interested and responsible party had been notified of a change in the resident’s respiratory status or change in prescribed respiratory care and treatment that had been ordered by the Physician.”
In a separate summary statement dated March 1, 2018, the facility “failed to timely consult with the resident’s Physician regarding a change in condition.” A review of the resident’s clinical record revealed that the resident has diagnoses involving end-stage renal failure, “depression, anxiety, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).”
A Nursing Note revealed that “the resident was alert and confused [and] refused food, fluids, and medications. The resident remained in bed and the resident’s color was gray.” Two hours later, “the resident skin was cold to the touch, and the resident complained of pain all over.” Five hours after the first noted change as documented by the nursing staff, “the Physician was made aware of the resident deteriorating condition.”
However, it was determined that the nursing home “failed to provide documented evidence that the Physician or facility Medical Director was timely notified of the resident’s deteriorating condition and the potential need for a Physician evaluation.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that one of five employees reviewed was properly trained on the facility-specific Abuse Prohibition Policies and Procedures.” After reviewing newly hired employees’ employment files, it was determined that one employee “was not trained on the facility-specific abuse prohibition policies and procedures promptly.” This deficiency was confirmed by the Administrator and Dietary Manager.
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