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Information & Ratings on Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care facility is a 131-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services and cares to residents of Curwensville and Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
30 Fourth Avenue
Curwensville, Pennsylvania 16833
Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes home Health Care options and on-site rehabilitative services.
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a massive monetary fine against Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for $239,379 on November 14, 2016, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 01, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received sixteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date August 1, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date January 21, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to complete thorough investigations of incidents to rule out that neglect or abuse were involved.” The investigation involved an alert and oriented resident who “requires supervision for staff or transfers.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident “was at risk for falls and included an intervention for the resident to have dycem (a thin, non-slip material) on the bottom and top of the wheelchair cushion.” A Nursing Note revealed that the resident’s feet “became tangled, and he fell forward, hitting his nose on the floor and receiving a fractured nose.”
The survey team noted that “there was no documented evidence that a thorough investigation was completed for [the resident’s] injury, including interventions with the staff to determine if the dycem was on the top and bottom of his wheelchair cushion [to] rule out neglect is a possible cause of the fall.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that preventative pressure ulcer interventions were in place for [one resident] and failed to identify a new pressure ulcer” involving a second resident. In one incident, a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that “the resident was confused, required assistance with bed mobility, and that she had an unhealed pressure ulcer on her heel.”
The survey team observed the resident while “she was lying flat on her back in bed.” At that time, “there were no devices in used to keep the resident’s heels off the bed, including an Achilles’ heel lift, and the resident’s heels were in contact with the mattress.”
During an interview with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), it was confirmed that the heel lift device “was not in use to elevate [the resident’s] heals and that the device should have been in place while the resident was in bed.”
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