Local news station ABC 27 has uncovered the latest violations at Golden Living nursing facility in Lancaster County after reviewing recent inspection reports filed by the Department of Health.
Because of the facility’s failure to provide quality care as advertised, the attorney general is also suing various Golden Living facilities throughout Pennsylvania.
Cumberland and Dauphin county facility inspections revealed dirty living conditions and the latest inspection of the nursing home at 425 Duke Street found disturbing medical care issues.
The inspection provides details regarding several times residents did not receive quality care. One resident was discovered on the floor near a bed with blood on the resident’s neck and ear. Nursing home documents assert a fall protocol was implemented, but the Department of Health states otherwise.
Another area of concern is the lack of storage and disposal of medicines. A medical cart, still under use during the inspection, had an insulin pen past the expiration date as well as an out of date anti-psychotic medication, according to the inspection document.
The report stated the nursing home has an eight percent error rate, higher than permitted by regulations. Additionally, there was a lack of oversight when monitoring the administration of psychoactive medications, which could lead some residents to be medicated, even if they do not need such a regimen.
Failing to follow doctors’ orders also made it into the report as well as not documenting high sugar levels of residents, which could be fatal. The report closed with the facility’s failure to alert the state when a resident was transported to a hospital.
The Golden Living nursing home told ABC27 that it takes the report’s citations seriously and has implemented plans to remedy the issues affiliated with their nursing facility. This non-compliant inspection is the second one in a month.
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