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Information & Ratings on Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon Nursing Center, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across America is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured, abused or mistreated while living in a Westmoreland County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services to residents of North Huntingdon and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
8850 Barnes Lake Road
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 15642
Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes congestive heart failure (CHF v. congestive heart failure (CHF) care, orthotic care, comprehensive wound care, dementia care, pulmonary services, and rehabilitation and stroke recovery.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state 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.
This nursing facility also received eleven complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
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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 Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date August 30, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of the Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date February 15, 2019
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from neglect.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted “in harm to the resident, a laceration that required sutures in the emergency room, caused by an inappropriate transfer.”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident related to dementia who “was at risk for falls, was blind in the left eye and had hearing loss.” A Nursing Note for the resident revealed that the resident “was assisted to the chair from her bed by [a Nurse Aide] and suffered a laceration to her left leg. The Nurse Aide stated that the leg was bumped on the wheelchair during the transfer.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) “assess the wound, administered first aid, and notify the Physician that there was an obvious need for suturing.” The resident “was transported to the emergency room where the wound was described as a gaping 5.0 cm laceration to the lower leg extending into the subcutaneous tissue (below the layers of the skin). The emergency room report indicated that a laceration was repaired with four sutures, and the total length was 5.0 cm.”
The Nurse Aide revealed that “she had signed that she had received orientation and education pertaining to the facility’s accident prevention policies including where to find a resident’s transfer status and the importance of the Care Plan.” However, the Nurse Aide indicated that she assisted the resident “from her bed to her chair by herself and did not know that the resident required the assistance of two [people] for transfers.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that residents were free from misappropriation of medications.” A Control Drug Record for one resident indicated that a dose of [controlled medication] was signed out for administration to the resident.” There should have been twelve pills remaining in the packet. However, when the next dose was signed out, “there were only six pills left and the packet.”
There was “no documented evidence regarding what happened to the missing medication.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Transitions Healthcare North Huntingdon Nursing Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Westmoreland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including North Huntingdon.
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