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Information & Ratings on Riverwoods Nursing Center, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care facility is a 226-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Lewisburg and Union County, Pennsylvania. The "non-profit" home is located at:
3201 River RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
The federal government and surveyors and Pennsylvania have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home also received twenty-three 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.
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, 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 July 25, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 31, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate incident/injuries of unknown origin to rule out the potential for abuse.” The incident involved three residents at the facility.”
In one incident, a resident’s Clinical Record revealed that “the resident had a bruise of unknown origin on the underside of her right hand and thumb.” A radiology report confirmed that the resident had a fracture of the “right fifth proximal phalanx (little finger) with minimal dislocation.” The facility’s investigation revealed a witness statement from an employee,” indicating that the resident’s bruise occurred when another staff member was trying to do something to the resident on Saturday in the dining room.” The resident “was fighting her. There was no evidence that the facility investigated the statement.”
A review of the resident’s Incident Report indicated that “the Nurse’s Aide was doing rounds and observed a skin tear on [the resident’s] right hand.” However, the facility “failed to investigate the cause of the skin tear.”
The survey team interviewed the Nursing Home Administrator who indicated that “the facility failed to conduct a thorough investigation for [the resident’s] injury of unknown origin to rule out abuse.”
In a second incident, another resident’s Incident Report indicated that “staff located a bruise on [that resident’s] left thumb. The facility investigation revealed that the resident stated she had bumped her thumb. The facility’s investigation failed to contain evidence that nursing staff thoroughly investigated [the resident’s] statement.”
The nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate and implement appropriate interventions to prevent resident accidents.” A review of the facility’s investigation indicated that “while a nursing aide staff member assisted [the resident] from the shower chair to her wheelchair, the resident complained of something, poking, her and the staff noted active bleeding from the back of the resident’s leg from a V-shaped skin tear to the posterior left lower leg.”
The investigation “failed to note if the staff modified [the resident’s] Care Plan. The documented follow-up action only noted that staff assessed the environment for safety and [the resident’s] wheelchair for any sharp edges.” There was “no indication of staff noted any sharp edges.”
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