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Information & Ratings on Pavilion at St Luke Village Nursing Center, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Luzerne County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Pavilion at St Luke Village Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 120-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Hazleton and Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1000 Stacie Drive
Hazleton, Pennsylvania 18201
Pavilion at St Luke Village Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pavilion at St Luke Village Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes enteral nutrition, tracheostomy care, pulmonary care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, pain management, oncology care, cardiac care, advanced wound care, and bariatric care.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
The nursing home also received seventeen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update its comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date June 4, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date July 24, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was revealed that the facility failed to report an incident of sexually abusive behavior perpetrated by [one resident] to the State Survey Agency and Area Agency on Aging.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s clinical record that revealed: “the resident had displayed an ongoing sexual preoccupation including making inappropriate sexual remarks and grabbing at staff members.” The resident “was being seen by consult behavioral specialist who concluded that the resident was well aware of his actions and enjoyed the negative reaction he received as a result of his behavior.”
A severely, cognitively impaired female resident’s clinical record indicated that she had “been asleep in her wheelchair in the hallway at 7:00 PM [when staff observed the sexually aggressive resident approach the female resident] and began to unbutton her blouse. The staff was able to immediately separate the residents.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy for Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation and Misappropriation that revealed “any employee or contracted service provider who witnessed or had knowledge of an act of abuse or an allegation of abuse, neglect, exploitation or mistreatment, including injuries of unknown source, [must contact] the Administrator or other officials according to state law.”
However, “there was no indication that the facility reported the incident to the State Regular Agency or Adult Protective Services. The Director of Nursing Services confirmed this failure.
The nursing home “failed to develop and implement an effective infection control program to assure prompt and effective management of communicable skin infestation and prevent the spread and re-infestation of scabies within the long-term care facility.”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Clinical Record that revealed the resident attended a dermatology appointment due to “a persistent widespread rash on the resident’s trunk, arms, and legs.” The consult revealed the “that a scabies mite was found on a microscopic examination, and the resident was diagnosed with scabies.”
The “Infection Control Nurse acknowledged that staff to been exposed to [the resident, and] may be infested without showing signs or symptoms of infestation.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Pavilion at St Luke Village Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Luzerne County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hazleton.
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