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Information & Ratings on Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident proper care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In some incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
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This long-term care center is a 111-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Shenandoah and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
200 Pennsylvania AvenueFinancial Penalties and Violations
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 17976
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on November 08, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing home also received seventeen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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 Keep Every Resident Free from Medications and Restrained Them Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F222 date February 8, 2017
After interviewing family members and reviewing clinical records, state investigators noted that the facility failed to ensure that one resident was free from chemical restraints. The investigation involved a resident who “had been receiving antidepressant medications “for the identified behavior of being argumentative with staff. The resident was also receiving [another medication] for the targeted [argumentative] behavior toward staff and sexually inappropriate behavior.”
Documentation at the facility revealed that the resident “was seen by a psychiatrist who described the resident’s behavior as believing that another resident at the facility was her boyfriend.” It was “noted that the resident did have a history of seeking the affection of a male resident at the facility, which resulted in sexual behavior.”
The male resident involved “had since been moved to another nursing unit. There was no documentation that [the sexually aggressive female resident] had been seeking out this male resident or saying they had a relationship.” It was noted that “the psychiatrist references only the behaviors of removing the sweaters of other residents, displaying intrusive behaviors and having the belief that she owned the facility and had to take care of the residents.”
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing, who revealed: “that the facility staff alleges that attempts to redirect [the sexually aggressive female resident’s] behaviors resulted in the resident becoming argumentative with staff.” The staff “estimated that the described behaviors occurred approximately three to four times per week, which was reflected in the resident’s Behavior/Intervention Monthly Flow Record.”
However, “there was no documentation in the resident’s clinical record or Behavior/Intervention Monthly Flow Records that [the allegedly sexually aggressive female resident] was physically aggressive toward other residents or staff; or resistive to care.”
A Physician’s Progress Note revealed a new order for an antipsychotic medication to be given in the morning and at bedtime “in response to the psychiatrist’s recommendation that the resident [received medication] due to behaviors and the facility’s difficulty in managing the resident.”
The resident’s clinical record involving the antipsychotic drug therapy revealed documentation indicating, “that the resident’s behavior symptoms were limited to arguing with another resident in the dining room.” It was “noted that the reason for the argument was the resident thought they were sleeping in her house.”
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