Willow Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Lawsuits and Deficiencies

Background Information on Willow Terrace, a Nursing Home in Philadelphia

Willow Terrace is a 174-bed nursing home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, run under the legal business name of WT Operating LLC. The nursing home is situated on One Penn Boulevard, near La Salle University. As of this post, Medicare has given Willow Terrace a rating of two out of five stars on their Care Compare website. This rating is based on the nursing home’s health inspections, staffing levels, and quality measures. A rating of two out of five stars is deemed “below average.” Within the last three years, Willow Terrace has received four federal fines totaling over $160,000.

Deficiencies at Willow Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Resident Care Violations

April 28, 2021, Inspection at Willow Terrace

During an inspection at the facility, inspectors observed employees failing to perform proper infection control practices. During treatment on a resident’s bed sore, it was noted that there was no dressing on the wound. Furthermore, the staff that performed the treatment failed to properly wash their hands afterwards.

August 28, 2020, Inspection at Willow Terrace

Based on clinical record review and staff interviews, it was determined that the facility had failed to prevent a resident from suffering a fall resulting in injuries. When a nursing aide was rolling the resident on his side, the resident fell off of his bed onto the floor. The resident sustained hematomas on his left eye and left knee.

November 5, 2019, Inspection at Willow Terrace

Staff at Willow Terrace failed to prevent a resident from eloping out of the facility. The resident walked out of the nursing home and was not found until five hours later. It was found that the resident had not been properly supervised by staff. In addition, the doors that the resident exited the building from did not have alarms to alert staff to an elopement.

September 20, 2019, Inspection at Willow Terrace

This inspection determined that the facility failed to prevent a resident from developing a wound on his finger and failed to prevent a subsequent infection of the wound. Due to the severity of the infection, the resident had to have his finger amputated at the local hospital. Moreover, another of the facility’s residents developed a bed sore behind her ear due to the tightness of her nasal cannula.

August 12, 2019, Inspection at Willow Terrace

Based on documentation review and interviews, it was determined that the facility had failed to prevent an altercation from occurring between a member of the nursing staff and a resident. It was documented that a resident had asked a staff member for a snack and the staff member refused to give him one. When the resident asked again for a snack, the staff member yelled and cursed at the resident. The staff member then pushed the resident, causing the resident to fall into his wheelchair.

June 19, 2019, Inspection at Willow Terrace

This inspection at Willow Terrace revealed multiple deficiencies in resident care. Willow Terrace was cited for failing to prevent a resident from eloping from the facility for several hours and suffering a subsequent fall. In addition, the facility failed to prevent multiple residents from developing bed sores. The facility was also cited for failing to prevent weight loss and malnutrition in multiple residents.

Lawsuits vs. Willow Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Prior lawsuits against WT Operating LLC (Willow Terrace) include:

  • SIMMS VS WT OPERATING, LLC ET AL
  • WHITE ET AL VS WT OPERATING, LLC ET AL
  • THE ESTATE OF JEAN JOSEPH A. STERLING ET AL VS WILLOW TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
  • GILLIAM VS WT OPERATING, LLC ET AL

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Disclaimer

*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. 

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