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Information & Ratings on Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This long-term care center is a 225-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Philadelphia and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
650 Edison Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19116
Both the state of Pennsylvania and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,803 fine on August 03, 2017, and a $2,762 fine on December 22, 2016, for a total of $10,565. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 28, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received thirteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility 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, three 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 September 12, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate a resident injury.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “had total dependence on 2+ staff members for transfers, total dependence on one staff member for eating and bathing, extensive assistance of two staff members for bed mobility and had impairment on one side of the body.”
Facility documentation indicated that “two staff members heard a noise in the resident’s right shoulder area when they were repositioning [the resident] who was in bed with a pull up draw cloth.” A subsequent Nursing Note indicated that “the resident was observed holding the right arm, was unable to move it, that the resident was unable to follow commands, and the resident had pain.” X-rays revealed that the resident had injuries.
A review of the facility’s investigation “included the interviews up to nursing staff members, no interviews were obtained from other staff or witnesses.” Also, “there was no determination of the cause or possible cause of the fracture.”
An orthopedic surgeon noted during the consultation that “the mechanism of how this occurred is unknown.” The attending Physician stated that “no one seems to know how this happened.”
The facility Administrator stated during an interview that “he had not seen the need for any other information, that he knew when the incident had happened, that he knew staff members were there when it happened, and did not review the incident with the Medical Director.” The facility Administrator said that “he did not do a root cause analysis or have a conclusion regarding how the incident happened and he could see where there were holes in the investigation.”
The state investigative team documented that “the facility failed to follow the Accident/Incident Policy, which required completion of a Root Cause Analysis of the incident.” In addition, the nursing home “failed to complete a comprehensive investigation of [the resident’s] injury that included obtaining interviews or statements from other staff members or Physicians such as the facility’s Medical Director.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Philadelphia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Philadelphia.
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