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Information & Ratings on William Penn Care Center Nursing Home, Jeannette, Pennsylvania
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Westmoreland County nursing facility, contact the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.William Penn Care Center Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Jeannette and Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The 155-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2020 Ader Road
Jeannette, Pennsylvania 15644
The federal government and the state of Pennsylvania are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against William Penn Care Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $16,205 fine on May 17, 2018, and an $8,063 fine on March 01, 2017, for a total of $24,268. During this time, Medicare denied payment due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home also received twelve complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Pennsylvania Nursing Home Report Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Pennsylvania long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date June 7, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that interventions to prevent falls or injury were followed for [one resident].” The nursing home also “failed to properly transfer [one resident] and failed to complete an assessment for potential safety hazards with the use of an air mattress [for another resident].”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed that the moderately, cognitively impaired resident “requires extensive assistance from staff for bed mobility and transfers.” Observation of the resident indicated that the resident “was in bed, and there was no fall mat on the right side of the bed.”
A Nurse Aide confirmed that “there was no fall mat on the right side of [the resident’s] bed, and there should be a fall mat on both sides of the bed when [the resident] was in bed.”
A review of a facility Incidents/Accidents Report and Investigation indicated the resident “was being transferred from her wheelchair to her bed with the assistance of one Nurse Aide.” At that time, the resident’s “knees gave out, and the Nurse Aide had to lower the resident to the floor.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that “the Nurse Aide attempted to transfer [the resident] by herself and should not have. He indicated that staff was to have checked the resident’s Care Plan and Transfer Orders [before] attempting to transfer a resident.”
In a separate summary dated January 9, 2019, the nursing home “failed to ensure the safe transfer techniques were assessed and used for four residents who used a sliding board transfer technique, which resulted in a fall with a fractured leg bone.”
The survey team reviewed a Nursing Note for the resident that revealed “the resident was lowered to the floor during a transfer from the bed to a shower chair. The resident complained of pain in her right hip, leg, and toes, and it was noted that the resident’s left great toe was bleeding and the toenail was separated completely from the nailbed and was found on the floor.”
The Nurse Practitioner was notified and “gave orders to obtain an x-ray of the right leg and apply antibiotic ointment to the right toe.” The x-ray revealed an acute (recent) distal femoral fracture bone in the right upper leg.” The staff notified the Physician, and the resident was sent to the Emergency Department for evaluation.”
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