Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Lawsuits and Citations
Background Information on Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC
As of this post, Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC has been rated one out of five stars by Medicare for the facility’s health citations, staffing shortages, and lack of quality care measures. This 126-bed nursing home can be found at 909 West Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania nearby the Columbia Hospital. Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has been federally fined three times in the last three years for approximately $108,000. Nursing facilities receive federal fines as a penalty when they receive a serious health or fire safety citation.
Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC has been alleged by Medicare to be short-staffed at times. For example, the average time that registered nurses spend with each resident in Pennsylvania nursing homes is 49 minutes. Residents at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC received 25 minutes of care from registered nurses a day. Furthermore, the facility’s turnover rate for registered nurses was 86.7%. The Pennsylvania average RN turnover rate in facilities is 47.1%. Lower turnover rates are preferred in care facilities because staff who work in the facility for a longer period may be more familiar with the residents, their specific needs, and the facility’s procedures.
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Lawsuit Against Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC. for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuit has been filed against Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.:
Young, Eric E/O vs. Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
Allegations: Adrienne Young, the administer of the estate of the deceased Eric Young, filed suit against Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC. in August of 2022 for a medical liability case.
Deficiencies at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC. for Resident Care Violations
June 30, 2022, Inspection at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
During an inspection at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, state surveyors found that the facility failed to ensure that nursing staff were trained to meet residents’ needs. Specifically, they were not trained or educated on how to provide care to residents suffering from substance abuse issues. Staff allowed a resident to bring alcoholic beverages into the facility and share them with other residents.
August 3, 2021, Inspection at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
A complaint inspection took place at the facility in August of 2021 after a medication error occurred. A resident taking prescription psychiatric medications was given an excessive dosage in error, which led to the resident becoming unresponsive. The resident was taken via ambulance to the nearest hospital to be treated.
December 11, 2020, Inspection at Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC.
Surveyors determined that Pennwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center had failed to treat and assess pressure ulcers on two residents. A review of Resident #1’s medical record showed that his stage two and stage four pressure ulcers were not assessed weekly to determine deterioration or healing of the wounds. A review of Resident #2’s medical record revealed that he had developed a stage three pressure ulcer on his left heel. A wound care team determined that the ulcer had deteriorated due to a dressing being left on his heel for too long.
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