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Information & Ratings on Oak Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Westmoreland 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 to recover your damages.Oak Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 48-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Greensburg and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
827 Georges Station Road
Greensburg, Pennsylvania 15601
Oak Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oak Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, respite care, hospice, short stay rehab, post-surgical care, IV (intravenous) therapy, long term care, and restorative services involving occupational, physical and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on June 01, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing home also received seventeen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date January 19, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to conduct a thorough investigation to rule out abuse or neglect as the cause of a fracture.” The investigation involved a resident who “was confused and dependent for all care.”
The facility’s Investigation Information revealed that a Nurse Aide removed the resident’s “sweatshirt while sitting in her recliner chair and put the resident’s nightgown before getting her to bed.” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Nurse Aide “then transferred [the resident] into bed with a mechanical lift. Following the transfer, [the LPN] left the room, and while providing care to the resident, [the Nurse Aide] noticed the resident’s left arm was red and swollen and had discoloration of the crease (elbow area).”
The Nurse Aide then left the room and notified the LPN “about the condition of the resident’s left arm. The Physician was notified of the resident was transferred to the hospital.”
An x-ray report revealed that the resident had a fractured humerus just above the elbow and a “probable displaced radial neck fracture [of the arm near the elbow].” The surveyors interviewed the LPN and the Nurse Aide who revealed: “that there were no incidents that occurred during the transfer of [the resident] with a mechanical lift or during any care with the resident.”
The Nurse Aide revealed that the resident’s “friend was visiting and took the resident to the dining room. However, there was no documented evidence that the resident’s friend was interviewed as part of the investigation.”
The resident was participating in a Restorative Nurse Program to improve the range of motion that was “to be completed to the joints on the right and left shoulders, elbows, and wrists for thirty repetitions.”
A review of those notes indicated that “there was no documented evidence that passive range of motion was completed on the day and evening shift, and Restorative Nurse’s Notes [revealed that] passive range of motion was completed during the day shift [before] the discovery of the resident’s injury.”
However, “there was no documented evidence that [the resident’s] passive range of motion program was reviewed, and that staff involved in providing the program were interviewed as part of the investigation.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Oak Hill Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Westmoreland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Greensburg.
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