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Information & Ratings on Pennknoll Village Nursing Center, Everett, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Bedford County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of reputable abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Pennknoll Village Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 133-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Everett and Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
208 Pennknoll Road
Everett, Pennsylvania 15537
Pennknoll Village Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pennknoll Village Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite care, bariatric care, long-term care services, dimension Alzheimer’s care, and chemotherapy medication administration.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.
This nursing home also received eighteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date May 8, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date May 8, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Services to a Resident Who Displays or Is Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder – citation #742 date May 8, 2018
The nursing home “failed to complete a thorough investigation of incidents to rule out that neglect or abuse was not involved for [one resident].” The incident involved a resident who was easily understood and could easily understand others. A Nursing Note revealed that a resident revealed that a staff member “performed a sexual act on him and [exposed her] breasts to him.”
However, “there was no documented evidence that statements were obtained from staff who worked during the shift in question. There was no documented evidence that a thorough investigation was completed for [the resident’s] allegation of sexual abuse, including interviews with all pertinent staff to rule out that abuse might have occurred.”
The Director of Nursing “stated she did not believe she had to [investigate] because upon interview, [the resident] denied the allegation.”
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to report an allegation of sexual abuse to the State Survey Agency (Department of Health) for one [resident].” The facility’s policy regarding abuse indicated that “incidents of abuse are to be reported to State Agencies as required.”
A Nursing Note revealed that the resident stated that “a staff member on the night shift (11:00 PM to 7:00 AM) performed a sexual act on him and exposed her breast to him.” However, “there was no documented evidence that the Department of Health was notified about the allegation of sexual abuse made by [the resident].”
The facility “failed to follow recommended interventions to attempt to prevent sexual assault behaviors for [one resident].” A Medication Management Assessment for a resident revealed that a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner saw the resident for an “increase in sexually vulgar and inappropriate comments made to younger female staff and yelling.”
The report indicated that the resident’s medication had “seemed to help in the past with these behaviors. Therefore, the Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner suggested increasing [that medication]. However, “there was no documented evidence that [the resident’s] Physician was notified about the recommendation for an increase in [their behavior-altering medication].”
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