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Information & Ratings on North Strabane Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally or verbally abused or sexually assaulted your loved one?
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 62-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Canonsburg and Washington County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
100 Tandem Village Road
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Pennsylvania have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against North Strabane Rehabilitation and Wellness Center for $62,291 on September 21, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received twenty 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.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 August 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date October 5, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to make certain that a resident was free from neglect by not performing a safe transfer that resulted in a fracture.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan for activities of daily living that included “transfers and fall prevention, indicating that a Hoyer lift was to be used for transfers.”
A review of the facility-reported incident indicated that the resident “complained of left hip and knee pain. An x-ray was obtained, which showed an impact fracture of the left femur (upper leg) and the resident was transferred to the hospital for treatment.”
A review of the Emergency Department Documentation indicated that the patient had stated that “the Aide picked up [the resident] out of the chair this morning and thought he was the Incredible Hulk. The Emergency Department report indicated that the resident suffered a [fracture of the] left femur (supracondylar fracture) and an immobilizer was applied.”
The Director of Nursing obtained witness statements that revealed that a Nurse Aide indicated “that he did transfer the resident [and indicated] he used a Hoyer lift. There were twenty witness statements obtained, and no other staff person indicated that they had assisted in the transfer of the resident that day.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident and asked what happened to her leg. The resident indicated that the Nurse Aide “dropped me.”
The nursing home “failed to implement an infection control program that included a system of surveillance to identify possible communicable diseases or infections before they can spread to other persons in the facility.” The Director of Nursing confirmed, “that the facility failed to implement an infection control plan as required.”
A review of the facility’s policy titled: Infection Control indicated “that the facility would assign an infection control coordinator to collect data, Monitor, analyzed and make recommendations.” However, a review of the “infection control documentation for the previous twelve months” there was no surveillance “for tracking infections for the residents and staff, a system for recording incidents, or an annual review of the infection prevention and control program.”
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