Background Information on Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, also known Somerton Center or by the legal name of SC Rehab & Nursing Center LLC, is a for-profit nursing home in Pennsylvania. This 225-bed facility is located at 650 Edison Avenue in Philadelphia.
Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received a federal fine of $7,345 in 2021 for cited deficiencies of resident care. Furthermore, as of the date of this post, the nursing home has been rated two out of five stars by Medicare for deficiencies in health inspections and staffing levels. A rating of two out of five stars is considered to be “below average,” according to Medicare.
Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center also has a higher staff turnover rate than the national and state average- with their Registered Nurse turnover rate at 60.7%. The average in Pennsylvania for Registered Nurse turnover is 45.2%.
Deficiencies at Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Resident Care Violations
This inspection found that the facility failed to prevent a resident from developing a skin infection due to poor hygiene. The resident was ordered by a physician to wear compression stockings to alleviate issues with poor circulation in the resident’s legs. The facility failed to provide the resident with new compression stockings, which resulted in the resident using dirty stockings every day. The resident then developed cellulitis on her left shin.
It was found that a staff member at the facility lost a resident’s cancer medication. When the resident lodged a complaint regarding the missing medication, the facility failed to conduct a thorough investigation.
Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to prevent a mentally impaired resident from eloping from the facility multiple times. The resident was known to be a wander risk upon admission into the facility, but no care plan was put in place to address the potential issue.
Based on observations made at the facility, it was determined that Somerton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center had failed to maintain a safe, clean, and homelike environment for residents. The central bath area was found to be dirty and in disarray. A used Band-Aid, an electrical wire, an open sugar packet, and other pieces of litter were found on the floor.
The results of this inspection determined that the facility failed to prevent the development of bed sores on a resident’s body. The resident developed a sacral wound, as well as a wound on the left heel. Upon review of medical records, it was determined that no care plans were developed related to the bed sores.
The facility was also cited with failing to monitor and assess a resident’s significant weight loss. According to clinical record review, the facility failed to ensure that the resident ate enough to maintain a healthy weight.
Lawsuits against Somerton Nursing and Rehab
The following lawsuits have been filed against Somerton nursing home in Philadelphia, alleging nursing home negligence, abuse, neglect, poor resident care, or wrongdoing.
- SEVILLE VS SOMERTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
- SMITH ETAL VS SOMERTON CENTER SNF LLC
- WEAVER ETAL VS SOMERTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION
- W. VS SOMERTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
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