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Information & Ratings on Nugent Convalescent Home, Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Hermitage and Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The 105-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
500 Clarksville Road
Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148
Nugent Convalescent Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Nugent Convalescent Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-surgical care, dementia care, orthopedic rehab, respite care, balance and coordination exercises, and restorative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Both the state of Pennsylvania and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Nugent Convalescent Home for $6,893 on August 17, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing home also received fifteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date July 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date July 20, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the nursing home failed to accurately assess a pressure ulcer for one of four residents reviewed.” A review of the resident’s clinical record revealed “an assessment of a pressure ulcer dated March 26, 2018, that indicated a Stage II pressure ulcer, located on the left hip, measuring 2.0 cm x 1.5 cm with 25% slough at the end of the wound.”
A review of the resident’s Quarterly Minimum Data Set dated March 26, 2018, also revealed “the presence of a stage III pressure ulcer, measuring 2.0 cm in length, by 1.0 cm in width, by 0.1 cm in depth was slough. The assessment further indicated that the pressure ulcer had worsened since the prior assessment and was not present on admission.”
The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse Assessment Coordinator who confirmed that the resident’s pressure ulcer as of March 26, 2018, “was a stage III based on the presence of slough and was inaccurately staged in the clinical record assessment as a Stage II.”
The nursing home “failed to provide necessary staff supervision and care to prevent injury for [one resident] and failed to assess for safe smoking practices for [another resident] identified as a smoker.” A review of the facility Occurrence Report dated July 18, 2018, documented “a left upper arm bruise and skin tear and a 10.0 cm x 6.0 cm purple and yellow bruised area on [the resident’s] left breast.”
The report “indicated that the injuries were related to the resident’s positioning in a wheelchair.” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) indicated during an interview that the resident’s “wheelchair was not suitable for proper positioning and the resident’s arm and breast had been injured because of improper positioning.”
In a separate incident, another resident indicated that “he/she smokes outside in the smoking area in the presence of facility staff, that he/she does not use any type of clothing protector, and that his/her smoking materials were kept of the nurse’s station.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s clinical record that “lacked an assessment to determine the level of assistance and supervision required for safe smoking practices.”
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