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Information & Ratings on Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Portage, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Cambria County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 50-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Portage and Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4112 Spring Hill Road
Portage, Pennsylvania 15946
Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, specialized nutritional services, and restorative care involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Pennsylvania and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 19, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date November 10, 2016
The nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate a fall to rule out that neglect was involved as a possible cause.” The investigation involved a resident whose admission Minimum Data Set Assessment identified the resident as confused, had a range of motion deficits on both the upper and lower extremities, was incontinent of bowel and bladder, and was at risk for falls.”
Documentation shows that the resident’s bed is to be in the lowest position and the resident is “to be toileted every two hours, and his call bell is to be within reach.” A nursing note revealed that the resident’s “roommate activated his call bell to inform the staff that [the resident] fell on the mattress by his bed. The note indicated a bed alarm was not on the resident’s bed and that a new alarm was placed.”
After the assessment, it was revealed that the “resident had abrasions on his back and his right shoulder. There was no documented evidence that a thorough investigation was completed to determine if [the resident’s] Care Plan and Physician-ordered interventions were in place at the time of the fall, to rule out neglect is a possible cause.”
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement its written abuse prevention policies and procedures regarding the training of new staff for one of five new employees.” The facility’s policy on abuse prevention reveals that “new employee orientation was to include training about the facility’s policy regarding abuse prevention, reporting suspected abuse, and neglect or mistreatment.”
The survey team reviewed an Agency Nurse Aide’s personnel record that revealed he had been working at the facility. However, there was “no documented evidence that the Nurse Aide received training regarding abuse prevention.”
In a separate summary statement dated October 19, 2017, the facility “failed to implement their Abuse Prevention Policy regarding the screening of new staff of four of five employees reviewed.” In one incident, a Dietary Aide was hired. However, “there was no documented evidence of any employment references obtained [before] hire.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cambria County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Portage.
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