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Information & Ratings on St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Philadelphia County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.St Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
This long-term care home is a “for-profit” 180-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Philadelphia and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2509 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
St Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, St. Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care and therapeutic recreation programs.
The investigators for the state of Pennsylvania and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against St Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare for $9,168 on January 26, 2018, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received six 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 federal government and Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from Medications That Restrain Them, Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #605 date December 13, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free of chemical restraints imposed to address behaviors.” A review of a resident’s clinical record an Annual MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and the resident’s Plan of Care revealed that “the resident was at risk for recurrent urinary tract infections and that two signs and symptoms of UTI altered [their] mental status and behavioral changes.
The Plan of Care for inappropriate aggression behaviors [indicated that the resident] was exhibiting inappropriate behaviors; the staff was to avoid confrontation with the resident during periods of aggressive behavior and re-approach later.” The documentation shows that “if the resident was acting out against others, the staff at attempt to remove [the resident] or the others to a safe area.” If the resident “is restless or agitation was noted in a noisy area, the staff would take the resident to a quiet setting and encourage the resident to verbalize her feelings.”
The resident’s Plan of Care for increased anxiety or depression revealed that “staff would assist the resident in developing a program of activities that is meaningful and of interest to her including opportunities for exercise and physical activity.” The staff “would interact with the resident while monitoring the resident for any possible symptoms of increased anxiety or depression.”
A review of the resident’s Nursing Progress Note revealed that at 5:33 PM, the resident “was awake, alert, and pleasantly confused of the start of the nurse’s shift.” However, the resident “became very aggressive, call the nurse a derogatory curse word several times and, charged at [the author of the document trying to hit the writer] while the resident was in a wheelchair. The note went on to state that the resident was very difficult to redirect; she did eventually calm down and was not aggressive toward any residents.”
At a later date, the resident was noted with increased confusion agitation and found to have a urinary tract infection. However, sometime later, the resident “was observed by the staff with verbally aggressive behavior” including “wheeling herself in her wheelchair throwing objects off of tables, yelling and other residents, was difficult to redirect, attempted to go off the nursing unit several times, and was unable to have a dinner male in the dining room.”
The surveyors determined that “the facility failed to ensure the resident was free from a chemical restraint.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at St Monica Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare? 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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