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Information & Ratings on ManorCare Health Services - Kingston, Kingston, Pennsylvania
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured, neglected or abused while residing in a Luzerne County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of reputable abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.ManorCare Health Services - Kingston
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "not-for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Kingston and Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The 176-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
200 Second Avenue
Kingston, Pennsylvania 18704
ManorCare Health Services - Kingston
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, ManorCare Health Services - Kingston offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, hospice, palliative care, home health care, outpatient rehab, independent living options, and skilled rehab.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Pennsylvania penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on December 22, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received forty 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 federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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 #F600 date July 9, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility neglected to consistently monitor one resident’s clinical condition and provide care, services, and medications necessary to avoid physical harm and maintain physical health.” The investigation involved a resident with multiple diagnoses, including valve prolapse, where the heart’s valve fails to work properly. Additionally, the resident took antiplatelet medications that slow down blood clotting and help prevent clots from forming in the lower leg.
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated a failure to document any “evidence of the nursing staff had administered [the right medication at the right dosage in] response to the resident’s blood pressure reading of 183/90 mm Hg, which that the Physician prescribed parameters for administration.”
Additionally, the resident’s clinical record failed to have a “plan frequency for routine monitoring of the resident’s blood pressure.” An interdisciplinary Progress Note revealed that “the speech therapists alerted the nurse that the resident was complaining of chest pain. The resident stated that she felt like she had indigestion upon further questioning by the staff. The resident’s blood pressure was obtained at that time and was 202/185 mm Hg.”
The resident’s family was present at the time and “expressed concerns about the nurse regarding the lack of administration of the resident’s prescribed medications. The nurse documented the response to the resident’s family, indicating that the pharmacy had not sent the medications because they (the pharmacy) needed clarification from the Physician due to the resident’s allergies.”
Further review of the resident’s clinical record revealed “no indication that the resident’s vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse, were obtained at the elevated blood pressure noted” because of the concern. There “was no documented evidence that the resident’s Physician was made aware that the resident had not received any prescribed antihypertensive medications.”
As there was also “no documented evidence of physician was consulted for possible alternative order due to the resident’s elevated blood pressure reading.” It was determined that “the facility’s nursing staff failed to consistently monitor the resident’s blood pressure and absence of administration of the resident’s multiple antihypertensive medications and failed to consult with the Physician timely regarding the resident’s elevated blood pressure and medication unavailability.”
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