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Information & Ratings on Transitions Healthcare Washington PA Nursing Center, Washington, Pennsylvania
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This facility is a 120-certified bed “for-profit” long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Washington and Washington County, Pennsylvania. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
90 Humbert LaneFinancial Penalties and Violations
Washington, Pennsylvania 15301
Transitions Healthcare Washington PA Nursing Center
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
The nursing home also received seventeen 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 two 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 date #F600 March 26, 2018
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date March 4, 2016
The nursing home “failed to provide an environment free from abuse, neglect, misappropriation of resident property, and free of the fear of retaliation when an allegation of abuse has been submitted.” The survey team reviewed the Resident Council Meeting Minutes, dated May 1, 2017.
The Minutes from the meeting indicated that “residents were fearful of retaliation if they complain to the Nursing Home Administrator about the staff or care they received.” The minutes indicated that “staff had bad attitudes or inappropriate behavior such as swearing or using cell phones while and resident rooms.”
The survey team interviewed three residents on March 28, 2018, who reported that “they felt afraid to report/make a big deal about issues because [of] either fear of retaliation or have experienced problems with staff attitudes after they complained about something.”
During subsequent interviews with a different set of three residents, it was again “reported they had a fear of retaliation if they complained about the services they received or a staff person.” One resident said that “after I complain, I fear retaliation and [am] made to feel humiliated.”
The surveyors then interviewed the Activities Director and Activities Assistant who “confirmed that residents voiced at Resident Council meetings and privately about their fear of retaliation if they complained about the staff and that this information has been shared with the administration.”
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to investigate report incidents and allegations of abuse for eighteen residents.” The surveyors reviewed the facility Incident Reporting Policy that indicates “the report will be completed and forwarded to the QQA director immediately, reviewed and initiate an investigation and will report an unusual occurrence as to the proper regulatory bodies.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility’s Grievance/complaint Log that revealed: “four allegations of abuse that were not investigated or reported as required.” The surveyors interviewed the Nursing Home Administrator, who “confirmed that the facility failed to investigate and report four allegations of abuse.”
The Complaint Log also revealed “twenty-one incident/accidents that were not investigated by the facility. During an interview [with the Director of Nursing, it was] confirmed that the facility failed to investigate twenty-one incident/accidents that occurred.”
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