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Information & Ratings on Timber Ridge Health Center Nursing Home, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort and the knowledge that their loved one will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout Pennsylvania, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many Luzerne County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.
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This long-term care center is a 180-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Wilkes Barre and Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1555 East End Boulevard Plains Twp
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18711
Timber Ridge Health Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Timber Ridge Health Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes memory support services and short-term rehab.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on July 28, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. The nursing home also received thirteen 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.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Pennsylvania long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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 one 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 #F600 date August 3, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that one resident was free from abuse.” The incident involved a cognitively impaired resident who “requires staff assistance for most activities of daily living, including the assistance of one staff for transfers, bathing, toileting, and eating.”
The survey team reviewed a Nurse’s Note that revealed the resident “was agitated, verbally abusive to staff and other residents, threatening to hit them, redirection [produced] minimal effect, [and required] close monitoring to prevent [the resident from] carrying out threats.”
A subsequent Nursing Note revealed that the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor was called to the floor by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) because the resident was “propelling around the nurse’s station in an attempt to maneuver around another resident’s wheelchair.” At that time, one resident “reached over and pinched the resident’s right arm, and the resident began yelling profanities.” The nursing staff notified the Police department and the Area of Aging of the incident.
The Incident/Accident Report, involving an investigation of alleged abuse, neglect and misappropriation revealed that “beginning of the 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM shift, the resident told a nursing aide to stop calling her by her nickname and to call her by her proper name.” The Nursing Assistant proceeded to call the resident two more times by this nickname (he had given her throughout the shift), which resulted in the resident having increased agitation.”
An LPN overheard what was going on “on three occasions and reported to the Registered Nurse Supervisor at the time.” There was documentation including an attached witness statement that revealed that the employee had “address the resident three times by short version of the resident’s nickname, which responded to negatively each time, because she has a strong dislike of [that worker].”
A further review of facility documentation and an investigative report revealed that two employees “were terminated and that the allegation of mental abuse was substantiated.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Timber Ridge Health Center Nursing Home? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Luzerne County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wilkes Barre.
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