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Information & Ratings on Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin, Pennsylvania
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "not-for-profit" center providing services to residents of Berlin and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The 150-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1404 Hay Street
Berlin, Pennsylvania 15530
Meadow View Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Meadow View Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes diabetes management, hospice, IV (intravenous) therapy, trach care, wound care, respite care, pain management, ortho care, bariatric care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
The investigators working for the state of Pennsylvania and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Meadow View Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,678 fine on September 28, 2018, and a $62,039 fine on January 18, 2018, for a total of $74,717.
This nursing facility also received eleven complaints and self-reported seven serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed 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 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 date #F600 September 28, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from abuse.” The investigators reviewed a resident’s clinical record that indicated “that a report was made that a Nurse Aide hit the resident three times on her arm.” A written statement from a different Nurse Aide indicated that she and [the allegedly abusive nurse aide] were providing care to [the resident], who was hitting and punching both nurses.”
The reporting Nurse Aide said that while turning the resident, she observed the allegedly aggressive Nurse Aide “grab the resident by the arm and smack her on the arm three times.” The reporting Nurse Aide wrote a statement indicating that she heard the allegedly aggressive Nurse Aide “stated as they were leaving the room, ‘I just do not care anymore.’”
The administration notified the local police department in a verbally reported statement involving the allegedly aggressive Nurse Aide. The report indicated that that Aide “confessed to them that she slapped [the resident] on the arm, and charges were to be re-filed” at a later date.”
In a separate summary statement dated January 18, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure that four residents were free from non-consensual sexual contact for [five of seven] residents reviewed.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff to act resulted in “sexual abuse and psychosocial harm.”
The survey team reviewed nursing documentation that indicated that a resident “was newly admitted to the facility, had an increase in behaviors throughout the shift that included holding hands and embracing other residents, and he was redirected each time. The nursing note did not identify the residents.”
A subsequent Nursing Note revealed that the same resident “had become very friendly with a female resident, and the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor was notified.” All incidents involve cognitively impaired residents. The staff spoke with the sexually aggressive resident’s family member who stated that “the resident had an extensive psychiatric history, can become agitated, and can be like a bull and go wild.”
New orders were received to treat the resident, indicating that the “staff would offer diversional activities and would encourage redirection if [the resident] tried to become intimate with female residents.”
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