Background Information on Restore Health at University City
Located at 3609 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA 19104, Restore Health at University City provides 124 certified beds in its standalone facility. It accepts both Medicare and Medicaid and is managed by a resident council. However, Restore Health is a for-profit corporate owned entity; its legal business name is Chestnut Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC. While Restore Health at University City has not seen any fire safety citations, its citations when it comes to health inspections total 26—approximately three times the national average.
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Lawsuits Against Restore Health at University City for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
Restore Health at University City has been the defendant in a number of lawsuits for both medical and legal malpractice. The most recent cases that Restore has been a party in include:
- RICHARDSON VS CHESTNUT NURSING AND REHABILITATION, filed on July 15, 2020 for medical malpractice;
- ESTATE OF JOAN L. BATTISTELLI ETAL VS MID-ATLANTIC, filed on February 16, 2021 for legal malpractice and in which Chestnut Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC is also a defendant; and
- WOODSON VS CHESTNUT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, filed on March 8, 2021 for medical malpractice.
All of these cases are currently in process and have not yet reached a resolution.
Deficiencies at Restore Health at University City for Resident Care Violations
June 14, 2018 Inspection at Restore Health at University City
In June of 2018, an inspection conducted at Restore Health as part of yearly mandated compliance revealed that the facility did not adequately ensure that a resident received dental care. Another resident was found to have a call bell in their room that was out of accessible reach, and a different individual found a lancet (a needle used for testing blood sugar) in the fish that she was served for dinner. The facility was cited for each of these instances among a number of others, including their failure to investigate and follow up on the incident involving the needle in the resident’s food.
May 29, 2019 Inspection at Restore Health at University City
During the yearly inspection conducted in May of 2019 at Restore Health, one resident was not supervised during drinking as stipulated by her healthcare plan, resulting in a burn as a result of spilling hot liquid on herself. This burn resulted in blisters in the hip area. A number of other residents with specific mealtime needs, such as scoop plates to allow them to properly grab and consume food or two handed mugs for better stability, did not receive the tools they needed in order to successfully self-feed and drink. In addition, an employee working for the facility as a dietitian was discovered not to have completed the Registered Dietitian Exam and was not, therefore, a registered dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Two residents were also found to have missed medication doses when staff failed to provide the medications at the scheduled times. These, among other deficiencies, resulted in 26 citations.
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