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Information & Ratings on Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Erie, Pennsylvania
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout Pennsylvania are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Erie County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating “for-profit” center providing cares and services to residents of Erie and Erie County, Pennsylvania. The 115-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
4850 Zuck Road
Erie, Pennsylvania 16506
Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center/
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes home health care options and rehabilitation care.Financial Penalties and Violations
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.
This nursing home also received nine complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of Pennsylvania and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #F580 date March 8, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 8, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date March 8, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date April 6, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to notify a family member of a change in condition for [one resident].” According to a Nursing Note dated March 4, 2018, it indicated that “the resident’s wife came in during lunch and was upset because nobody had notified her when and why the resident is on intravenous fluids.”
The nursing staff apologized to the wife, “an informed her that the intravenous fluids were most likely related to his lab work.” The surveyors interviewed the resident’s wife, who “indicated that [she was] not informed [that the resident] was being treated with intravenous fluids.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure adequate safety measures during a lift and transfer for one resident.” On March 7, 2018, the resident stated that the day before they were “being lifted and transferred using a maxi-lift (a lift that allows a person to be lifted and transferred with minimal physical effort).”
During that time, “the battery stopped working. He/she was left in the air with one staff member present while the other staff member went to find a new battery which took approximately five minutes.”
The facility “failed to store resident lift sling transfer sheets in a sanitary manner in one of five neighborhoods.” The nursing home also “failed to prevent cross-contamination in the laundry room.”
The surveyors observed a Neighborhood storage area (Neighborhood One) “for resident lift sling’s including nine lift slings (used for resident transfer) and three sliding transfer sheets (used to reposition a resident).” Both the “lift sling and transfer sheets were found to be touching the floor.”
The nursing home “failed to implement the written policies and procedures for the misappropriation of resident property, and notify the Department of Health, division of long-term care of the reportable incident.” Numerous residents had reported money missing from their rooms from sixty dollars to four dollars.
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