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Information & Ratings on Phoenix Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Chester County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Phoenix Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating “for-profit” center providing cares and services to residents of Phoenixville and Chester County, Pennsylvania. The 138-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
833 South Main Street
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460
Phoenix Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Pennsylvania and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Phoenix Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for $346,958 on August 12, 2016, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 28, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received twenty-five complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation #610 date October 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 19, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to conduct a comprehensive investigation for an injury of unknown origin.” A review of the resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) Note revealed that “the resident had a swollen and bruised area located on the left supraorbital ridge (bony ridge above the eye socket)” measuring 3.0 cm x 1.0 cm.”
The state surveyors reviewed the facility documentation that revealed: “that there were no witnesses and no conclusion reached by the facility into how the resident obtained the bruise.” The Director of Nursing stated during an interview that “there was no documented staff statements and a thorough investigation had not been completed to determine the cause of the injury.”
The facility “failed to ensure one of five residents reviewed was free from accident hazards, which resulted in actual harm [when the resident sustained] a fall, requiring a transfer to the local hospital.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical record that indicated numerous diagnoses, including spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal), changes in sleeping patterns and appetite, and anxiety disorder.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicated the resident was “at risk for falls related to a history of falls.” The resident is non-ambulatory and on medication. Interventions included placing a call light and personal items within reach or provide the resident with a reacher bar (a device that enables a disabled or elderly person to pick up objects that are difficult to reach). The areas are to remain free from clutter and the staff is to observe the resident for side effects of their medication.”
The Director of Nursing stated that the resident was found “lying on the floor next to the wall by the door with her head facing the nightstand.” The resident sustained injuries and stated, “I do not know what happened. I just fell.’” The Nursing Assistant stated they left the resident unattended while going to the bathroom to get a washcloth.” The Nursing Assistant said the bed was left in a high position when the accident occurred. The resident remained on the floor until the paramedics arrived.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Phoenix Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Chester County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Phoenixville.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.