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Information & Ratings on ManorCare Health Services - Pottsville, Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "not-for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Pottsville and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The 179-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
420 Pulaski Drive
Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901
ManorCare Health Services - Pottsville
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, ManorCare Health Services - Pottsville offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory care, hospice, palliative care, home health care, outpatient rehab, independent living options, and skilled rehab.
It is the legal responsibility of Pennsylvania and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against ManorCare Health Services - Pottsville for $108,473 on January 27, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received twenty-one complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 December 27, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to identify one resident’s risk for abusive behavior and timely implement sufficient measures necessary to protect residents from sexual harassment and abuse.” The investigation involved a resident who was “independent with ambulation was supervision.” The resident had “symptoms associated with a decline in memory and other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities, and depression.”
Facility documentation shows that the resident lived in the dementia unit but “displayed intrusive behaviors” including “wandering into other residents’ rooms, sleeping in other residents’ beds and attempting to get into bed with them.”
The resident “also displayed instances of various socially inappropriate behavior, including urinating in inappropriate and public areas and exposing himself.” Documentation shows that the resident “frequently could not be re-directed when displaying these behaviors according to the nurse documentation following the above instances.”
Further review of the resident’s clinical record “revealed that the resident began to masturbate continually in public areas.” The nursing staff documented that the “resident was redirected to his room, which he shared with [another resident] for privacy. Nursing noted that additional interventions of tempting fluids and snacks were attempted but proved ineffective and [the resident] continued to leave his room and return to the dining room.”
A notation documented that “the resident continued to leave his room to masturbate in the dining room.” The resident “was observed in the dining room rubbing the back and breasts of [a female resident] who resided with him on the dementia unit.”
The resident’s clinical record documented that the female resident who was sexually assaulted “lacked the cognitive ability to consent to sexual contact with [the sexually aggressive resident].” The female resident was “severely, cognitively impaired.”
A nursing document indicated that the resident “was awake all night, masturbating in the corridor despite repeated redirection. Nursing noted that the resident was immediately placed in his room during these instances.” However, the following day, documentation shows that the resident “was masturbating in the corridor, dining room, and other resident rooms.”
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