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Information & Ratings on Shippensburg Health Care Center, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Cumberland County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Shippensburg Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 125-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services and cares to residents of Shippensburg and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
121 Walnut Bottom Road
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
Shippensburg Health Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Shippensburg Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, stroke recovery, cognitive care, respite services, hospice, fall prevention, lab services, and restorative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
The investigators for the state of Pennsylvania and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Shippensburg Health Care Center for $13,627 on July 26, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on July 26, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received thirty-six complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date December 6, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to enforce their Abuse Policy related to the protection of residents.” The incident involved a resident who’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident “was alert and able to make his needs known and was able to propel himself in a wheelchair.”
The resident’s Care Plan revealed that “he had behaviors that included being verbally or physically aggressive and abusive.” A Nursing Note revealed that “he removed his Wanderguard (an electronic bracelet that causes alarms to sound when the resident approaches and alarm door or area) from his wrist and refused to tell the nurse where it was.”
The nursing staff search the resident’s room for the Wanderguard but did not find the device. The resident was notified that these items were not appropriate items to have in his room.” At that time, the resident “was heard yelling and threatening to kill [his roommate] with his cane.”
A Social Service Note for the resident revealed that “a Social Worker spoke with him about his comments of harming a fellow resident [the roommate] and calling him a child molester.” The Social Worker educated the resident “that it was not appropriate to call another resident those names and also asked the resident if he had a plan to hurt [his roommate].” The resident response was, “I will not say.”
The facility documentation indicated that the roommate “was currently on one-to-one supervision for his safety.” A subsequent Nursing Note revealed that “the resident was propelling his wheelchair in the hallway, was agitated and yelling at staff and others, and made remarks about harming his roommate with his cane.”
The aggressive resident stated that “he did not want to be in the [same room as a] child molester. The nurse told the resident to refrain from comments like this. There was no documented evidence in [the aggressive resident’s] clinical record to indicate the room searches were conducted as Care Plan. There was no documented evidence that [the resident] received one-to-one supervision” after the order had been discontinued.
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