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Information & Ratings on Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Mt Carmel, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care home is a 121-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Mt Carmel and Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2616 Locust Gap Highway
Mt Carmel, Pennsylvania 17851
Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Mount Carmel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes aquatic therapy, massage therapy, industrial therapy, and restorative services involving speech, occupational and physical therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
The nursing home also received three 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.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date March 10, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 29, 2016
According to state investigators, “it was determined that the facility failed to thoroughly investigate injuries of unknown origin for [one resident].” A review of a resident’s clinical record revealed that the staff “noted scattered ecchymotic (bruised) areas on [the resident’s] left and right arms.”
The facility “noted the areas to be in various stages of healing.” However, “there was no documented evidence in [the resident’s] clinical record, or the investigation report indicate the facility thoroughly investigate an injury of unknown origin to rule out the potential for abuse.”
The surveyors also documented that “there was no evidence that the facility obtained signed statements from all staff involved in [the resident’s] care, or that they investigated a 24-hour period to determine the cause of [the resident’s] ecchymotic areas.” The Director of Nursing “confirmed the facility did not complete a thorough investigation.”
The facility “failed to implement interventions to prevent accidents.” The investigation involved a resident diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Nurse documentation indicates the staff is “to not leave the residents with alarms unattended while using the toilet.”
A Nursing Note revealed that the staff found the resident “on the floor next to her bed and that she was left unattended in the bathroom immediately [before] the fall.” The resident’s “right leg appeared to be shorter than the left leg.” The resident “became combative with behaviors, pointing to her lower back and hips and stated, ‘yes, of course, it hurts.’” The nursing staff transported the resident to the emergency room.
Hospital documentation revealed that the resident “sustained a hip contusion with some swelling and bleeding under the skin, and when she fell from her bed.” However, the above documentation noted that the employee left the resident “unattended in the bathroom” and that the resident “ambulated independently back to her bed. Since [the employee did not return the resident] to her bed, her bed alarm was not re-applied.”
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