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Information & Ratings on Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center, Norristown, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Montgomery County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a “for-profit” center providing services to residents of Norristown and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2751 Dekalb Pike
Norristown, Pennsylvania 19401
Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes Personal care, memory care, system living options, long-term care, and restorative care involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
The investigators for the federal government and state of Pennsylvania nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Suburban Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $231,525 fine on April 04, 2017, and a $261,030 fine on October 26, 2016, for a total of $492,555. During this time, Medicare denied payment on April 04, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date March 24, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate monitoring and supervision for a resident with a history of behaviors including sexually abusing cognitively impaired residents.” This failure resulted “in actual harm for [one resident].”
A review of the resident’s clinical records, Minimum Data Set (MDS) Assessment and Interdisciplinary Plan of Care noted that the resident “was abusive to the staff and was inappropriate to female staff and female residents.” The resident’s Care Plan for Inappropriate Behaviors involved “aggression, such as grabbing female staff’s breasts and buttocks while they were trying to provide care as well as being sexually inappropriate toward female residents and staff.”
The resident’s inappropriate behavior involved “intervention such a separation from residents, not to corner the resident, psychiatric services, and routine monitoring.” The resident’s documentation indicated that the resident “had been sexually inappropriate with the nurse aide, as [the resident] had touched the nurse aide’s buttocks while the Nurse Aide was providing care.”
One witness statement from the Nurse Aide stated that when the resident “came over to her, [the resident] proceeded to put his hand up my leg to my vaginal area. I pushed his hand away.” A subsequent Nursing Note indicated that the resident was “having a behavior [with] staff and another resident. There is no description of the behavior or indication of how staff addressed the behavior.”
Other documentation indicated that the resident’s Physician “had been informed during a telephone conversation that there were increased behaviors.” However, “there is no further description of what behaviors were or what interventions were added.”
The facility Director Social Services had documented that the resident “had been found in his room with his hand up [another resident’s] shirt fondling her breasts, that staff had interrupted this, and Social Services had advised him this was unacceptable behavior and he should not do it again.”
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