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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 11:51 AM

State slaps fine on Pittsburgh nursing home for veterans

The ‘Southwestern Veterans Center’ nursing home has been fined $15,250 by the Pennsylvania Department of Health for neglect of a patient who developed a serious pressure ulcer wound last year. The 236-bed facility is operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

An inspection report indicated a resident who had impairments, including bowel problems, in his lower body was left with a bed pan beneath him for two days without necessary repositioning to prevent sores. He was also not properly monitored with his catheter cleaned as needed, the report stated, and a severe wound developed in his buttocks.

In its written response to the findings, Southwestern Veterans Center stated that its nursing staff would be re-educated on repositioning and related patient-care issues, with more stringent procedures to verify sufficient monitoring of residents who are at-risk for pressure ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — or similar injuries.


“left with a bed pan beneath him for two days”

I guess during these two days he was not bathed, fed, etc? Just ignored and neglected?

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mrmpa Apr 2019 #1

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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:07 PM

1. my boyfriend...........

is currently at the Aspinwall VA rehab, recovering from back surgery. I am there every other day, different times of the day. He is getting excellent care. We had a care meeting yesterday, 12 staff were there in attendence. From PT assistants to social workers, psychologists and doctors. He is getting excellent care.

His father had been at the center that was fined, and from what he has told me, Dad was taken care of very well & it was very clean. I'm hoping this incident is anomaly. Both he and his dad were Marines.

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