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Information & Ratings on St Martha Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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This nursing facility is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Downingtown and Chester County, Pennsylvania. The 120-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
470 Manor Ave
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
St Martha Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, St. Martha Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term and short-term care and therapeutic recreation programs.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of Pennsylvania and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
This nursing home also received fourteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Pennsylvania and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date March 26, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 26, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to investigate an injury of unknown origin for [one resident].” The survey team observed the resident in her room at 2:17 PM with a bruise covering “her entire right hand from her wrist to her fingers.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s clinical record that revealed: “there was no documentation of [the resident’s] bruise.”
The surveyors observed the resident in the presence of a Licensed Nurse.” The resident “had a bruise in the nursing staff assigned to the resident’s unit was aware of the bruise at the time.” One staff member stated that they had seen the bruise on the resident’s hand but “had not reported to anyone else at the facility.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that the proper chair was provided to prevent accidents for [one resident].” The incident involved a resident who had generalized weakness, a prior history of falls, and impulsive behaviors.”
The resident’s Care Plan included interventions that noted that “for the resident to ambulate with the assistance of one person with a rolling walker; bed alarm, and to ensure proper wheelchair [before] transfer.”
A review of the facility’s investigation into the resident’s fall incident revealed: “the resident was being followed by therapy and a new wheelchair was provided.” A Nursing Note revealed “that the resident was observed on the floor in the bathroom. The resident was sitting on his buttocks with his legs out in front of them and his wheelchair behind him.”
The resident “stated he did not hit his head. ‘I just slid out of my chair. Nothing hurts me.’” A subsequent Facility’s Investigation into the Fall Incident sustained by the resident revealed that “the resident was placed in the wrong wheelchair and he slid out onto the floor.” The surveyors determined that “the facility failed to ensure that [the resident] was placed in the proper wheelchair to prevent a fall accident.”
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