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Information & Ratings on St Ignatius Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured, abused or mistreated while living in a Philadelphia County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.St Ignatius Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 176-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Philadelphia and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The "church-related non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4401 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
St Ignatius Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, St Ignatius Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes pulmonary therapy, psychiatric and psychological services, wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, optometry care, Physician services and restorative services involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Pennsylvania nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against St Ignatius Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $13,627 on June 14, 2018, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received three complaints over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 June 14, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to protect the rights of residents to be free from neglect by providing the care and services necessary to avoid physical harm, pain, mental anguish, or emotional distress related to an injury.” This failure occurred “during a transfer which resulted in actual harm resulting in a fracture.”
The incident involved a resident who “required the use of a wheelchair” and suffered from unspecified convulsions, generalized muscle weakness, cognitive communication deficit and unspecified abnormalities of gait and mobility. The resident’s Current Plan of Care revealed that the resident “require the use of a Hoyer lift (a mechanical device used to assist transferring residents) for transfers.
A review of the Reportable Event for the resident revealed that the “the resident complained of pain to his left lower extremity.” The nursing staff administered Tylenol and notified the Physician who ordered an x-ray. The results of the x-ray “showed acute displaced fractures of the distal tibia (part of the ankle joint) and the proximal fibula (part of the ankle joint). The resident was transferred to the emergency [room after the] x-ray results were reviewed.”
The resident received a soft cast applied to his lower left extremity. Documentation from the Physician stated that “the resident’s fracture was of an unknown cause and that [the resident] had no history of trauma with prior to the fracture.” The resident was readmitted to the facility after undergoing a surgical procedure.
One Nurse Aide at the facility reported that then helped another Nurse Aide transfer the resident “from the bed to the chair with a Hoyer lift.” Afterwards, the resident was in the dining room and “was fine and had no complaints or complications.” However, the other Nurse Aide stated that “they had no interactions with the resident on that day.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) had noted that they had seen the resident wheeling themselves down the hall. The LPN then alerted the Charge Nurse to place the resident “back in the lounge area due to a fall risk.” At that time, the resident had no signs or symptoms of pain or complained of pain.
However, at approximately 10:30 PM that night, the resident began complaining of pain. The nursing staff administered Tylenol and notified the Medical Doctor who ordered an x-ray.
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