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Information & Ratings on Quality Life Services - Westmont Nursing Center, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a “for-profit” center providing services to residents of Johnstown and Cambria County, Pennsylvania. The 41-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
787 Goucher Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905
Quality Life Services - Westmont Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Quality Life Services - Westmont Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes personal care, hospice, and home health care services.Financial Penalties and Violations
Pennsylvania and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received fifteen 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.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 18, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to complete safety assessments for [four residents] who used air mattresses and failed to implement new interventions to prevent falls [for one resident].” In one incident, a resident’s Comprehensive MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment show that the resident “requires extensive staff assistance for all care is needed, including bed mobility.
However, “there was no documented evidence that the use of an air mattress was assessed for the potential safety hazards [before] the air mattress was placed on the resident’s bed.” Observations of the resident revealed that “he was lying on his bed, which was equipped with an air mattress.”
In a separate incident, a different resident’s Significant Change Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment indicated that the resident “was cognitively intact and required extensive assistance with bed mobility and transfers, and [a nursing assessment] indicated the resident was at risk for falls.” However, “there was no documented evidence that the use of an air mattress was assessed for the potential safety hazards [before] the air mattress but was placed on the resident’s bed.”
A third incident involved a review of a resident’s Quarterly MDS Assessment that revealed that this resident “was cognitively impaired, required assistance with bed mobility, transfers, and balance, and had a history of a fall.” A review of Incident Reports and Nursing Notes revealed that the resident “was on the floor in the dining room in a sitting position and holding onto a table. The resident stated, ‘I slipped out of my chair.’”
A report indicated that “hospice (end of life services) was to investigate a different type of chair for that resident. However, there was no documented evidence that the hospice services investigated a different type of chair for [the resident] or that any new interventions to prevent further falls were developed and initiated for the resident following the fall.”
The Nursing Home Administrator confirmed that the resident’s fall lacked any documented evidence “that a different chair was investigated or that other interventions to prevent further falls were developed and initiated.”
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