Pennsylvania facility gets another chance despite elder abuse

In a previous post, we wrote about a Pennsylvania facility that was under investigation for nursing home abuse and neglect. We suggested that, depending on what authorities found, the Quadrangle Continuing Care Retirement Community facility would permanently lose its license.

According to a recent Philadelphia report, however, the facility faces no such consequence. Sources report that officials have reinstated the senior facility’s license after a temporary revocation. The facility is being given another chance to redeem itself as an ethical, professional business.

To remind you about what prompted the investigation into the elder-care facility, a video recording from within the center showed employees physically and emotionally abusing those whom they were supposed to care for. The video ignited a more thorough investigation into the home, its employees and professional standards.

As a result of that investigation, state officials have set certain terms for the facility to follow in order to keep running. NBC Philadelphia reports that among the 20 total requirements, the following changes must be made:

Putting a loved one in a care facility is rarely an easy decision or experience. It’s important that we feel that facility workers deserve and have earned our trust. For the sake of any patients who will reside in the Quadrangle facility, let’s hope that conditions completely improve. State officials’ eyes will certainly be on the facility, and so should anyone’s who has a family member or friend living in the center.

Source

NBC Philadelphia: “Caught on Cam Nursing Home Gets License Back,” 27 May 2011



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