Cockroaches at Nursing Home, Least of Concerns
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
nursing home in Columbia, PA. in under scrutiny after ABC27 News launches an investigation.
The investigation of Susquehanna Valley’s nursing home was sparked
from those previously employed by the facility having come forward with
complaints of the conditions there. They also found that during one year,
eight investigations were conducted, and the nursing home was out of compliance.
Video taken by Kayla Singleton, an RN supervisor previously employed there,
showed cockroaches in the kitchen scattering when the lights were turned
on. Her concerns and the concerns of others did not stop there. Once the
video was made public, those previously employed there came forward with
concerns. Concerns for the residents’ overall safety and proper
treatment. There is testimony of dirty wheelchairs, maggots, smells, no
wash cloths or soap available.
The testimonies are backed up by the inspection reports that show a failure
to maintain the linen room, improper practice for infection control, residents
with pressure sores, and inadequate monitoring. Perhaps most shocking
a report from July 2016 noted that a patient died. The resident was having
chest pain and a physician wasn’t properly notified, nor was 911 called.
You want to feel secure when your parents, grandparents, loved ones are
in a nursing home. They are there because you trust that their best interest
is at the forefront of the facility and staff. What steps do you take
when you find that is not the case? You are their advocate, their voice.
Family is the number one priority, we at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC understand the importance of family because
we are a family-based law firm.
Contact us today if you have a loved one that has suffered a personal injury while
at a nursing home. We have an experienced attorney you can reach toll-free
at 1-800-391-4318 to set up a free consultation.