NURSING HOME INSPECTION- JULY 12, 2012, SPRING CREEK REHAB FAIL
Posted D. Joseph Chapman on Dec 28, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
Schmidt Kramer injury lawyers work with nursing home residents and their families to protect their rights.
On July 12, 2012, the Pennsylvania Health Department did an inspection at Spring Creek Rehab in Harrisburg, and found the following nursing home violations:
- failing to promote care for residents' dignity
- failing to ensure that doctor ordered lab tests were done in a timely manner
- failing to store, prepare and serve food under sanitary conditions
- failing to provide care and services in accordance with the plan of care
- failing to implement individualized interventions to maintain or restore normal bladder function
- failing to act upon pharmacy recommendations
- failing to prevent the potential spread of infection during tracheostomy care for resident on ventilator
When a facility has agreed to give a resident a "home," it is their responsibility to protect that person. When a nursing home has violated the federal statutes put in place to protect seniors, the likelihood of injury increases. As reported in this survey, Spring Creek failed to order a urine test over a three day period when the doctor was concerned about a urinary tract infection. UTI can lead to serious problems and needs to be diagnosed as soon as possible. A nursing home which fails to order a needed tests risks injury to its residents.
Schmidt Kramer injury lawyers stand together with the loved ones of residents who have been injured due to the neglect of nursing homes. If you or your family member have been injured because of failings in a nursing home, we may be able to help and we want to speak with you.
D. Joseph Chapman
December 29, 2012