Information & Ratings on Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Weatherly, Pennsylvania

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Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation CenterDo you suspect that your loved one is the victim of verbal or physical abuse while living in a Carbon County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the mistreatment is occurring at the hands of caregivers, other patients, employees, or visitors? If so, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.

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Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

This nursing facility is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Weatherly and Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The 200-certified bed long-term care center is located at:

1000 Evergreen Avenue
Weatherly, Pennsylvania 18255
(570) 427-8683
Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes home health care options and restorative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

Fined $7,673 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations

Both Pennsylvania and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.

Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for $7,673 on June 23, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment due to a lack of quality care.

The nursing home also received seventeen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.

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Weatherly Pennsylvania Nursing Home Safety Concerns One Star Rating

Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.

According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 date #F600 October 28, 2018
  • According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that one resident was free from physical abuse and failed to timely and consistently implement measures to protect others from abuse and behavior perpetrated by one resident.”

    A further review of a resident’s clinical record indicated that the resident “displayed aggressive behavior toward visitors and staff. The documentation provided by the facility [indicated that the resident] was walking down the hallway when he reached out and grabbed a visitor’s leg.”

    A Nurse Aide indicated that the resident “was holding the visitor’s foot, the visitor’s foot was stretched out on top of [the aggressive resident’s] leg.” The documentation provided by the facility indicated that the same resident punched another resident “in the face. Documentation indicated [that the aggressive resident] stated ‘I hit him! He is in my {expletive} house, and he is trespassing!”

    The assaulted resident stated, “he was lying in bed when [the aggressive resident] entered his room and told him to get out of his house. He stated that [the aggressive resident] hit him in the jaw with a closed fist.” The assaulting resident “was offered Tylenol, and the facility provided assurance that [the aggressive resident] would not enter his room again.”

    The survey team interviewed the attack resident who revealed: “he remembered being punched by [the aggressive resident] and stated that he was afraid of him at the time.” Following the incident, the attacked resident indicated that the assaulting resident “was placed on one-on-one observation. The police were notified and [the aggressive resident] told the officer he would hit anyone who tries to come into his house.”

    The local law enforcement “initiated a 302 Involuntary Commitment to the Behavioral Unit. However, according to the interview with the Director of Nursing [that the resident] was not admitted to the Behavior Unit and returned to the facility” instead. At no time did the facility provide evidence that “one-on-one supervision was provided to this resident after the incident.”

Was Your Loved One Injured at Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Our Lawyers Can Help

Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Weatherwood Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Pennsylvania nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Carbon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Weatherly.

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