Lawyers Representing Neglected Residents at The Grove at Irwin
To ensure the health and well-being of all residents at a nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the state of Pennsylvania routinely conduct investigations and surveys. If the agencies find severe violations and deficiencies, they can demand immediate corrections be made to protect the residents, visitors, and employees. If the nursing home fails to make adjustments and corrections promptly, they can lose their contract to provide care to Medicaid and Medicare patients or be required to close their doors.
Recently, the Grove at Irwin was designated a Special Focus Facility (SFF). This label means that the facility has been alerted that they are now under a watchful eye of the Federal and PA State government and must make mandatory changes immediately. Also, the facility was fined with monetary penalties because of their recurring underlying problems. The nursing home is given months to make needed adjustments and will undergo unscheduled inspections and ongoing surveys to allow the regulatory agencies to determine if the improvements they have made are permanent. Some of the serious violations are listed below.