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Information & Ratings on Restore Health at University City Nursing Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care facility is a 124-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Philadelphia and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The "non-profit" home is located at:
3609 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Restore Health at University City Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Restore Health at University City Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes tracheostomy care, IV (intravenous) therapy, cardiac rehab, orthopedic rehab, joint replacement services, CVA/stroke care, hospice, respite care, and comprehensive wound care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of Pennsylvania and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
The nursing home also received three 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.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 21, 2016
- Failure to Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date June 14, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to conduct a complete and thorough investigation of a resident’s report of abuse.” A review of the cognitively intact resident’s clinical record stated that “her experience in receiving care from [a Nursing Assistant] was that this Aide had been rough and dangerous.”
The resident specifically indicated that “when she had been transferred by this aid, utilizing a Hoyer lift (hydraulically powered mechanical lift), she had been bumped into stationary objects.” The resident stated that “she had mentioned this to multiple other staff members who responded by saying that they heard this type of complaint from other residents.”
The Director of Nursing “confirmed the facility had not completed a full and thorough investigation of the resident’s allegation regarding rough treatment.”
The nursing home “failed to initiate and thoroughly investigate an incident reported by a resident to rule out the potential of neglect.” The surveyors interviewed the resident who stated that “a couple of weeks ago, she was surface for dinner and when she went to bite into the fish, she bit into a lancet (a small needle used for testing blood sugar) that she states was on the plate in the fish.”
The resident “stated that she gave the lancet to a Nurse Aide and expected the nurse to follow up with her regarding the incident. Continued interview with [the resident] revealed that since no one had followed up with her regarding the incident that she reported the incident to a nurse a couple of days ago.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing, who revealed: “that she was not aware of the above incident and that she would immediately begin an investigation.” A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated that a Nurse Aide “brought a used lancet to my attention stated that a patient found it on her tray, removed it from the room, and placed it in the sharps container.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Restore Health at University City Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Philadelphia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Philadelphia.
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