Background Information on Cheltenham Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
Cheltenham Nursing home and Rehabilitation Center is a 255-bed nursing home that offers skilled nursing and rehabilitative services to elderly residents. The facility is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 600 W Cheltenham Avenue and accepts both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare has given Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center an overall rating of two out of five stars for staffing, health inspections, and quality of resident care measures. The facility is run under the legal business name of Ahf Montgomery, Inc. and as of 2019, was chosen to participate in the Special Focus Facilities program monitored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. When a nursing home is chosen for the SFF program, it shows that the facility has failed to meet the standards of Medicare and Medicaid programs. failing to meet the standards of Medicare and Medicaid can often leads to accidents, injuries, and sometimes lawsuits against the facility.
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Lawsuits Against Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center:
David Bogdan, representing the late Pedro Rodriguez, filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit on November 15th, 2021, against Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Monte Reed filed suit against Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in October of 2020. Mr. Reed alleged that the deceased, Tana Reed, suffered from medical malpractice while a resident at the facility.
On August 9th, 2019, Hope Cooper, the administrator of the estate of Darnell Cooper, filed suit against Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for nursing home negligence.
In 2016, Charlotte Williams sued Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on behalf of the late Mary Lou Manigault. Ms. Williams alleged that Ms. Manigault suffered from an act of medical malpractice at the facility.
Deficiencies at Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Resident Care Violations
October 6, 2020 Inspection at Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
During an inspection of the facility’s kitchen, live roaches and a centipede were seen scurrying near the food preparation area and food tray assembly line. The area was seen to be heavily soiled with build-up of grease, dirt, dust, mice droppings and food debris. Stagnant, standing water was observed throughout the dish room area and around the kitchen’s sinks.
The nursing home failed to honor a resident’s right to a safe, clean, comfortable, and homelike environment. During a complaint inspection at the facility, it was recorded that a resident’s room was being kept at 78.1˚F. Upon interviewing the resident and a nearby nursing assistant, it was discovered that the resident’s room had been “uncomfortably hot” for a long time.
A resident was found unresponsive in his room with an oxygen level in the 70’s (normal range is 95-100 percent). His foley catheter was found to be dislodged from his urethra. The resident had a long-term care ombudsman who should have been informed directly by the facility of all emergency transfers and discharges. When the resident was transferred to the hospital, staff at Cheltenham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to notify his ombudsman.
After complaining about not feeling well for a number of days, an x-ray was taken of a resident and showed fluid in her lungs. The resident remained at the facility and continued complaining of weakness, tiredness, and congestion. She stated to a staff member that she “felt ill like she did when she had pneumonia.” Her nephew visited her at the facility and was concerned at his aunt’s condition. Her and her nephew both stated to staff that she needed to be transferred to a hospital for evaluation. It took two hours until the resident was transported to the nearby emergency room.
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*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility.