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Information & Ratings on Windber Woods Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center, Windber, Pennsylvania
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Somerset County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, 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.Windber Woods Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "non-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Windber and Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The 127-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
277 Hoffman AvenueFinancial Penalties and Violations
Windber, Pennsylvania 15963
Windber Woods Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center
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.
The nursing home also received twelve 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.
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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 Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date January 16, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date January 16, 2019
According to state investigators, the facility failed to complete a thorough investigation of incidents to rule out the neglect or abuse were involved.” The investigation involved a cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance for activity care tasks.”
A review of an Incident Report and Nursing Note indicated that “a 2.5 cm x 1.0 cm skin tear was noted on the resident’s right upper arm and was reported by a Nurse Aide [while performing] the resident’s morning care.”
A subsequent Incident Report and Nursing Note indicated that the resident “was brought back to the nursing unit from an activity by the Activity Aide and had a 2.0 cm x 1.0 cm skin tear to the right forearm.” However, “there was no documented evidence that any statements were obtained from any caregivers for either of [the resident’s] injuries to determine a possible cause or rule out that abuse and neglect were involved.”
There was also “no evidence of equipment or surroundings were evaluated to determine if they were contributing factors to the resident’s injury.” The surveyors interviewed a resident family member who “revealed that the facility contacted her when any bruises or skin tears were noted, but they never got back to her regarding any conclusions of how the injuries may have occurred.”
The nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate incidents/accidents for [three residents].” In one incident, a cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance or was totally dependent on staff for daily cares” was always incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
The resident’s Incident Accident report revealed that the resident “experienced falls.” However, there “were no witness statements completed after these falls.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “there was no documented evidence that witness statements were completed” after the resident had fallen [over four months] and witness statement should have been completed.”
An Incident/Accident Report at a later date revealed that “the resident was found on the floor in her room between two beds, and a Nursing Note revealed the resident was found on the floor on the right side of her bed.” There was “no documented evidence that the air mattress utilized by the resident was considered or assessed as a potential contributing factor to the falls.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Windber Woods Senior Living 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 Somerset County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Windber.
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