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Information & Ratings on Wayne Woodlands Manor Nursing Center, Waymart, Pennsylvania
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This nursing facility is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Waymart and Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The 121-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
37 Woodlands Drive
Waymart, Pennsylvania 18472
Wayne Woodlands Manor Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Wayne Woodlands Manor Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes gait training, dysphagia care, hospice, and rehabilitation services involving physical and occupational therapies.
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Wayne Woodlands Manor Nursing Center for $8,709 on April 14, 2017, citing substandard care. 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 18, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to maintain residents’ environment free of accident hazards created by increase temperatures of hot liquid served to the residents.” As a result, to residents “sustained burns from spilled hot liquids.”
This “failure placed the resident in Immediate Jeopardy after sustaining injury as a result of scalding burns. In addition, the facility failed to timely implement sufficient safety measures to prevent a fall with serious injuries (head injury and multiple fractures).”
The survey team observed the Lunch Meal Service to resident’s room on the Each Unit at approximately 11:30 AM. During this time, “a heavy-duty large plastic coffee dispenser, with a lever to dispense the coffee, was observed on top of the utility cart.”
During the observation, it was also “revealed that this coffee dispenser remained in the hallway staff distributed meal trays to the residents. The staff would poor coffee directly from this coffee dispenser as needed for service to the residents with their meals. This coffee dispenser was observed to be intermittently unattended by staff as they distributed the resident’s meal trays during the lunch meal service.”
The Dietary Manager obtained the temperature from the coffee in a plastic dispenser at 12:15 PM. The manager used a facility thermometer. The coffee temperature reached 157.1°F.”
The survey team reviewed a corresponding incident/accident investigation report involving a severely cognitively impaired resident. At 11:45 AM, “the resident yelled out. Staff responded to the resident’s room and found that hot coffee had actually spilled on the resident’s right forearm. The area was reddened without blistering. The facility’s plan intervention was to prevent a recurrence of a similar nature and to have the Nurse Aides place the resident’s over bed table with the resident’s meal tray in front of the resident before leaving the room when serving all meals to the residents.”
A separate incident was documented by a Nurse Aide who “was delivering a lunch tray to another resident [when she heard the resident] scream and rushed over.” The Nurse Aide “noticed the resident had spilled coffee down her arm.” The nursing team applied ice to the resident’s right arm.”
Subsequent testing of food and hot liquid temperatures determined that some liquids registered 172°F up to 176°F during the lunch time and separate time meals.
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