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Information & Ratings on St Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Darby, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Delaware 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 monetary compensation for your damages.St Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
This facility is a “for-profit” 273-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Darby and Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1412 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, Pennsylvania 19023
St Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care, and specialty programs involving memory care, respite care, and palliative care.
Pennsylvania and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against St Francis Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $449,326 fine on August 23, 2017, and a $12,005 fine on January 04, 2017, for a total of $461,331.
The nursing home also received thirty-nine 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.
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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, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date August 23, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents receive the appropriate level of health care services, treatment and care related to nutrition, hydration and wound care services, resulting in neglect of eleven residents.”
Additionally, “the facility failed to identify one resident with an acute change in their medical condition and failed to accurately report that change in condition to the resident’s Physician.” This failure caused “a delay in the start of necessary medical treatment resulting in severe dehydration and septic shock, causing actual harm to the resident.”
One incident involved a review of a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that show that the resident “was non-ambulatory (unable to walk), requires extensive assistance from staffed for transferring, eating, drinking, completing personal hygiene and bathing.” The resident was a “Full Code” expressing the desire to “have full resuscitation or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed in the event of a medical emergency.
The Nursing Progress Notes indicate that the resident had taken all schedule medications and received a dressing change and that the staff had administered four ounces of a nutritional supplement at 4:00 PM.” However, there was no “additional nursing documentation regarding the status of [the resident] until 6:30 PM.” At that time, the resident’s son requested an assessment while the son was “visiting the father at bedside. The resident was nonresponsive to verbal stimuli. There was a change in mental status.”
The nursing staff called the Medical Doctor and took vitals before sending the resident out to the emergency room for evaluation.” The Medical Director had confirmed that “the on-call Physician had been contacted by the nursing staff regarding the resident’s unresponsiveness.” However, the nursing staff “reported that the on-call Physician that he had not notice much difference in the change of the resident’s condition since the start of their shift” and that is why the Physician “had not ordered an emergency transport to the hospital.”
The nursing staff could not verify how long the resident had a change in condition and could not confirm a definite time the patient “was last seen as normal.” While the resident was an intensive care unit, the resident was diagnosed with septic shock, a urinary tract infection and severe dehydration.
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