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Information & Ratings on Mountain View Care and Rehabilitation Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured, mistreated or abused while living in a Lackawanna County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Mountain View Care and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 180-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Scranton and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2309 Stafford Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505
Pennsylvania and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Mountain View Care and Rehabilitation Center for $13,905 on December 27, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on December 27, 2017, and May 12, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received nineteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Not Hire Anyone with the Finding of Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation or Theft – citation date June 15, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date April 2, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date April 26, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to demonstrate the potential new employees are properly and fully screened to ensure eligibility for employment in a long-term care facility.” The deficient practice involved five newly hired employees.” The facility hired a Dietary Manager, a social services employee, a receptionist, and two Nurse’s Aides.
However, “the facility was unable to provide documented evidence of the completed original Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check upon request to review the original results for the above employees.”
The surveyors determined the facility “was unable to demonstrate that the third-party entity, conducting the screenings, was accurately and properly screening employees by failing to provide a sample of the original background check results of the survey team.”
The nursing home “failed to consistently provide treatments planned to aid in the healing of prevention of skin impairment/issues for three of nine residents reviewed.” The survey team reviewed a resident’s clinical record that revealed Physician’s orders and the Treatment Administration Records revealed that “the facility failed to complete the treatments as ordered.”
The Physician had ordered skin protection to be used on the resident’s sacrum and buttocks at bedtime. However, when the survey team reviewed the resident’s records, there was “no evidence that the treatment was administered [on numerous days] as ordered.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident’s daughter who “complained that the facility’s nursing staff did not consistently provide the resident skin treatment and preventative measures as ordered by the Physician.”
The nursing home “failed to assure that nursing services met professional standards of quality.” The survey team reviewed a resident’s Plan of Care that revealed the resident “was to receive nectar-thickened liquids and an intervention.” The documentation noted “that the resident’s medication may be crushed, unless contraindicated, and administered in applesauce, ice cream, pudding, etc.”
However, during medication administration, the resident received a whole pill followed by a cup of water that “was not thickened.” The resident’s doctor informed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) that the resident “was at risk for choking from the on crushed pill and thin consistency liquid.”
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