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Information & Ratings on Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg Nursing Center, Gettysburg, 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.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a “for-profit” center providing services to residents of Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania. The 135-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
595 Biglerville Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg Nursing Center
The state of Pennsylvania and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg Nursing Center for $18,328 on September 27, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date September 27, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from physical abuse.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in one resident “being physically abused and placed all resident’s safety in Immediate Jeopardy.”
A review of the resident’s Current Care Plan revealed the resident “is impatient with staff and other residents, and he is impulsive, which can cause confrontations with staff, visitors, and other residents.” The Care Plan revealed, “interventions to make sure the environment and situation a safe for [both of the residents] and others around him.” If the resident “is becoming agitated and if needed, remove all others around or remove [the resident], so everyone is safe.”
The resident’s Progress Note revealed and a Social Service Note indicated another resident in the facility “voiced concern about his roommate’s behaviors getting worse and requesting [the allegedly abusive resident] be relocated.” The reporting resident filed a grievance form because he is “concerned for his safety and well-being in his room due to [the allegedly abusive resident] having negative verbalizations toward [him].”
The surveyors continued to review the grievance form indicating that the reporting resident “was offered a room change, but [the reporting resident] refused.” A subsequent Progress Nursing Note revealed that the reporting resident “initiated a verbal confrontation with his roommate, and the roommates were separated.” A Social Service Progress Note revealed that the reporting resident yelled at the aggressive resident “for being in front of the room.”
Also, the reporting resident called the allegedly aggressive resident “an inappropriate name.” The reporting resident voiced concerns about the allegedly aggressive resident “placing his clothing on top of [the reporting resident’s] property.”
A second incident was documented when the allegedly aggressive resident became agitated and “repeatedly stated in a profane manner that he wanted ‘him’ [the reporting resident] out of his room.” The allegedly aggressive resident also “became angry with another resident, blocked her wheelchair with his wheelchair, cursed at her and verbally threatened her.”
The resident then “stood up from his chair and drew his fist toward [the female resident].” The staff intervened and separated the residents. However, no incident report was completed regarding this incident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Adams County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gettysburg.
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