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Information & Ratings on Riverside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care home is a “for-profit” 161-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Taylor and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
500 West Hospital Street
Taylor, Pennsylvania 18517
Riverside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Riverside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes home health and home care options and rehabilitative services.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on two occasions on September 27, 2017, and April 21, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received seventeen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date April 21, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement established procedures in response to an allegation of potential physical abuse or mistreatment.” The Pennsylvania State Survey Agency received a complaint alleging “that the facility had failed to investigate [a resident’s] report of alleged physical abuse/neglect/mistreatment.”
The complaint “alleged that the resident complained of arm, shoulder and neck pain as a result of being grabbed by the arm and slammed onto the bed by a staff member, which subsequently acquired an x-ray to rule out in injury.” The resident’s Physician ordered an x-ray “due to the resident’s complaints of neck, shoulder, and arm pain.”
However, when the state investigators reviewed the resident’s clinical record, there was “no information regarding an assessment of the resident, any resident complaints regarding potential abuse or neglect or any increase in complaints of pain [before] obtaining the Physician’s order for [an x-ray].”
The surveyors interviewed the facility Nurse Aide who was assigned to provide one-on-one supervision of the resident during the evening hours.” The Nurse Aide revealed, “that the resident had been screaming in pain and alleged that [another Nurse Aide] had yanked them out of bed by the arms during the day, while assigned to one on one supervision with the resident.”
The first Nurse Aide further relayed [that the resident] was restless and asking for pain medication.” This Nurse Aide stated that “she documented the incident with the resident on the one-on-one supervision form and reported the resident complained of being yanked out of bed to a Licensed Nurse, who then reported the resident’s allegation to the Registered Nurse Supervisor.”
The Nurse Supervisor “went down to talk to the resident and take his vital signs.” The reporting Nurse Aide also stated that the Licensed Nurses and RN Supervisor were in the room of the resident talking to him.” The Aide “said that she felt an investigation was taking place into the resident’s allegation of being yanked out of bed and her by [another Nurse Aide] which resulted in the resident’s increase pain.”
The surveyors interviewed another Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who verified that the resident had reported that they had been “ripped out of bed and thrown roughly back into bed.” However, the LPN reported that the Registered Nurse Supervisor had reported that “the resident does not know what he is talking about.”
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