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Information & Ratings on Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Clearfield County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of reputable abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 240-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Clearfield and Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
700 Leonard Street
Clearfield, Pennsylvania 16830
Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes dialysis care, secured memory care, short stay rehab, wound care, stroke rehab, IV (intravenous) therapy, and restorative services involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Mountain Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $16,805 fine on June 07, 2017, a $10,663 fine on March 17, 2017, and a $379,922 fine on September 12, 2016, for a total of $407,390. During this time, Medicare denied payment on September 12, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received forty-two complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date September 14, 2017
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date September 13, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement its Abuse Policy for one resident who had an injury of unknown origin.” The facility’s policy on abuse indicates that “injuries of unknown origin will be thoroughly investigated to rule out abuse or neglect as a cause.”
A nursing note revealed that while the staff provided a resident incontinent care, Nurse Aides noted the resident’s bilateral (both) thighs were reddened, with an abrasion measuring 3.5 cm x 0.8 cm. There was no documented evidence that a thorough investigation was completed to determine the possible cause of the abrasion.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to complete a thorough investigation of incidents to rule out the neglect or abuse involved for two residents.” A Nursing Note revealed that “the resident’s foot had a large amount of blood on it with a 0.6 cm x 0.6 cm skin tear, as well as bruising behind both knees, the right in her ankle, the top of the left foot, and the right forearm.”
A subsequent nursing note revealed “that the bruise on the right knee was 7.0 cm x 3.0 cm and the left knee bruise was 14.04 cm x 11.00 cm.” However, “there was no documented evidence that statements were obtained from staff who worked with [the resident] during the shift in which the bruises were found or on the shifts prior to the bruising. There is no documented evidence that a thorough investigation was completed to determine the possible causes of bruising and to rule out abuse or neglect is a possible cause.”
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