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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Health Care Agreement Announced Regarding Care Enhancements At Skilled Nursing & Rehab Facility In Yeadon

PHILADELPHIA–The United States and ManorCare, of Yeadon, PA, LLC, and its corporate parents and affiliated entities (“ManorCare”), have reached an agreement to improve the care provided to residents at ManorCare’s facility located at 14 Lincoln Avenue, Yeadon, PA, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The agreement was reached following a period of discussions between the parties during which ManorCare committed to enhance care for residents both voluntarily and in response to issues raised by the United States. ManorCare has agreed to improve, or has already improved, care in the following areas: abuse and/or neglect; change-of-shift practices; dental care; diabetes management; documentation of care, including Minimum Data Sets; falls; leaves of absence, elopement prevention, and visitation policies; medication administration; nutrition, including weight loss; pain management; physician supervision of resident care; prevention of infectious diseases, including vaccinations; psychological assessments; review and reconciliation of resident lab results; and wound care. Under the agreement, ManorCare has also agreed to pay $100,691.95 to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

“We believe that the settlement will significantly improve the care for residents at ManorCare’s Yeadon facility,” said Memeger. “Facilities that receive Medicare or other federal health care funds should continually re-evaluate their policies and procedures with an eye towards improving resident health and safety. The settlement calls for enhancements which will have positive day-to-day impacts on ManorCare’s residents.”

This resolution is part of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania's Special Focus Team Health Care Initiative. The matter was analyzed by Special Agent Timothy J. Handley of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, Healthcare Analyst Consultants Patricia M. Doyle and Raymond Uhlhorn of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Veronica J. Finkelstein.

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