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Information & Ratings on Park Avenue Rehabilitation Center, Meadville, Pennsylvania
At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Crawford County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of reputable abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Park Avenue Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 173-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Meadville and Crawford County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
14714 Park Ave Extension
Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335
Park Avenue Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Park Avenue Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes therapeutic recreation, x-rays, labs, pharmacy, comprehensive transition to home, and patient education.
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Park Avenue Rehabilitation Center for $3,941 on December 30, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 6, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to ensure the safety of [one resident].” The resident utilized “an electric scooter/wheelchair, placing the resident at risk for serious harm on six days with unsupervised leave of absences creating an Immediate Jeopardy situation.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s original admission documentation that shows the resident “was dependent on a manual wheelchair or electric scooter.” The rehabilitation staff conducted the resident's current electric wheelchairs/scooter assessment. The document stated that the wheelchair and scooter were “not approved for outdoor use.”
The resident had “poor safety awareness.” Because of that, the rehabilitation staff only approved the use of the scooter “within the building at this time. The clinical record lacked evidence of any other assessments for electric wheelchair use [after] that date.”
A review of the resident’s current Physician’s orders included that the resident “was permitted to take a leave of absence and included in the order indicated that the resident was not permitted to drive [their] electric scooter off the premises.”
Interdisciplinary notes indicate that the resident “signed out of the building approximately 4:30 PM and returned at 6:30 PM, stating he/she went to the grocery store. A Social Services Note [indicated that the resident’s] recent leave of absence was discussed, and he/she was encouraged to take the bus next time as it would be a safer route.”
Another Social Service Note address the resident’s “use of the local bus to go shopping as he/she is not allowed to use his/her motorized scooter to go to on the road.” The documentation shows that the resident left the building on sixteen occasions, of which six of those did not have “another person in attendance.”
The “login clinical documentation also lacked information relative to the destination on all sixteen occasions (destination – shopping), lacked a sign out time on two occasions and lacked a re-entry time on twelve occasions.” The survey team observed the road that leads from the facility to the local town. The paved road is narrow and extends 1.1 miles from the facility to the onset of an accessible sidewalk.
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