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Information & Ratings on Silver Lake Center Nursing Home, Bristol, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident 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.
If your loved one was harmed or abused while living in a Bucks County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Silver Lake Center Nursing Home
This facility is a 174-certified bed "non-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Bristol and Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
905 Tower Road
Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007
Silver Lake Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Silver Lake Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-acute services, restorative care, respite care, palliative care, and rehabilitation programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received four 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.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date December 6, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date December 6, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to complete a thorough investigations for [four residents].” A review of facility documentation for the resident revealed “that the resident was observed by staff being pushed by another resident and subsequently fell.” However, “the fall investigation did not list any witnesses to the incident.”
The factual description submitted by the facility revealed that to employees including in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the aggressive resident’s needs and three other residents. Statements were taken from all participants except two of the residents.
The facility’s Registered Nurse (RN) serves as the Risk Manager. This nurse “revealed that an attempt to interview all participants in [the resident’s] fall should have taken place through a thorough investigation.” A review of additional facility documentation revealed that another resident “fell and was found at 5:00 AM by a Nursing Assistant.” The Nursing Assistant wrote a statement documenting that “after the nurse assessed to him, I along with another nursing Assistant, assisted him back to bed with a Hoyer lift.” The facility “did not include statements from all three employees involved.”
The facility “failed to ensure that the resident environment remained free of potential accident hazards on three of three clinical nursing units (the short stay rehab unit, the first-floor main building unit, and the second four main building unit).”
The state surveyors observed the Second Clinical Nursing Unit and saw “one bottle of cleanse total body cleanser by Medline on the floor on the resident lounge.” At that time, two nursing assistants “were sitting on death chairs outside the resident lounge.” One nursing Assistant confirmed that the cleanser “should not have been left unattended in the resident lounge in the bottle was removed by the employee during the interview.”
Another observation was made on the Second Floor Clinical Nursing Unit, the dementia unit, which revealed that outside of the locked treatment room was the key for the treatment room hanging on a springing keychain cord that was attached the door frame of the treatment room. The treatment room was used to store medications used during skin treatments.”
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