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Information & Ratings on Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Pennsylvania.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Somerset County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a "for profit" 99-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Meyersdale and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
201 Hospital Drive
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania 15552
Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes stroke rehab, pain management, wound care, podiatry, IV (intravenous) therapy, balance management, short stay rehab, long-term care, and restorative services involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for $108,473 on January 27, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 12, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received thirty 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 state of Pennsylvania and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect, or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date April 6, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date April 6, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date December 13, 2018
The nursing home “failed to report an allegation of sexual abuse to other agencies (Pennsylvania Department of Aging) [by] state law.” The survey team reviewed a report submitted by the facility indicating that a resident “made an allegation that another male resident raped her a few days ago.” The Director of Nursing revealed that “she did not immediately report [the female resident’s] allegation of rape to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that their Abuse Policy and Procedure included reporting certain allegations of abuse or neglect to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging [by] the Older Adult Protective Services Act.”
The Nursing Home Administrator confirmed that “the facility’s Abuse Policy and Procedure did not include reporting to the PDA as required.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the resident’s representative was notified timely about changes in Physician’s orders.” The resident’s Quarterly Minimum Data Set Assessment indicated that the resident was confused” and had a new diagnosis. However, “there was no documented evidence that [the resident’s] responsible party was notified about new Physician’s orders.”
A separate resident’s Quarterly MDS Assessment indicated that that resident was confused and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. The nursing staff was to treat the infection and obtain a vaginal culture. The Physician gave orders for the resident to receive an antibiotic twice a day for seven days. However, “there was no documented evidence that [that resident’s] responsible party was notified about new Physician’s orders.”
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