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Information & Ratings on Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, Pennsylvania
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This facility is a "for profit" 240-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Altoona and Blair County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
301 Valley View Boulevard
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602
Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes music therapy, medication management, daily excised programs, and transportation Physician appointments. The nursing facility also provides restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Pennsylvania have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
The nursing home also received thirteen 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.
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According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 2, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were transported in a safe manner.” The investigation involved a resident whose quarterly Minimum Data Set Assessment indicated that the resident was confused and requires extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfers, and hygiene.”
According to the resident’s care plan, the staff was “to encourage the resident to use her lower extremities to self-propell in her wheelchair in the halls.” However, “there was no documented evidence that an assessment was completed to determine if it was safe to transport [the resident] in a wheelchair that was not equipped with footrests.”
The state surveyors observed the resident “in a Broda chair (a specialty wheelchair that is low to the ground and reclined) that was not equipped with footrests.” A Nurse Aide “pushed the resident in the Broda chair from the nursing station to her room. The Nurse Aide told the resident to lift her feet, and during the transport, the resident put her feet down on the floor.”
At that time, the Nurse Aide stopped and told the resident to lift her feet again and then continued to push the resident to her room.” The state surveyors interviewed the Nurse Aide who “confirmed that she should have used footrests to transport [the resident] and that staff usually use them only one a resident was being transferred off the floor.”
In a separate summary statement dated June 23, 2017, the nursing home “failed to develop interventions to prevent residents from safety hazards created by the physically aggressive behaviors of [one resident].” The nursing home also “failed to ensure that residents who required transfers with mechanical lift use the sling [by] the manufacturer’s recommendation [to] prevent accidents.”
In one incident, a resident received Seroquel (an antipsychotic medication) for dementia with aggressive behaviors, such as striking out and hitting walls, and Ativan (an anti-anxiety medication) for aggressive and anxious behaviors.”
A Psychiatric Consultant’s Note revealed that that resident “experienced increased and physical aggression, such as punching walls, throwing items, slamming doors, and pounding on the Nursing Station desk.” The psychiatrist recommended “increasing the resident’s antipsychotic medication noting that no interventions were working.”
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