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Albany County Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "county government-owned and operated" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Albany and Albany County, New York. The 250-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
780 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, New York 12211
Albany County Nursing Home
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Albany New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 18, 2015
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated.” Specifically, “the facility did not ensure a thorough investigation after [one resident] alleged that two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) were mean to her, and one CNA told the resident she would rather take care of twenty regular people than to take care of her.”
Additionally, “the facility did not ensure a thorough investigation after an allegation that another resident struck [a third resident].” This failure “is a repeat deficiency from [a previous] survey dated December 17, 2014, and the standard recertification survey dated January 31, 2014.”
The investigators determined that “this resulted in no actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not an Immediate Jeopardy.” The survey team interviewed a resident who stated that “some of the staff in the facility treated her terribly. She stated that she was very needy because of her disease and that when asking for assistance, some of the staff would tell her that she was being needy on purpose because she was lazy.”
The resident stated that a “Certified Nursing Assistant said that she would rather take care of twenty regular people than you. She stated that this occurred about a week ago and that she reported it to the Nurse Practitioner.”
The resident also stated that one CNA “was frequently mean to her, and sometimes refused to assist her when she asked for help. She stated that [this CNA] was a big bully and she was very intimidated [by that assistant].”
The survey team reviewed the Quality Assurance Documentation Form that revealed that the Nurse Practitioner had reported the incident to the Director of Nursing. The documentation says that the Director of Nursing told the Nurse Practitioner “that action would be taken, and the Nurse Practitioner stated that she would inform the resident.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing, who stated that the Nurse Practitioner had reported to her what the CNA had sent to the resident. The Director stated that she spoke with the CNA “but did not document her interview with the CNA. She also stated that she spoke to the resident, and the resident said she was not afraid of the CNA.”
The Director had also indicated that the CNA “was not removed from care, but the facility was planning on disciplining her.” The Director also indicated that “she had never heard that the CNA had ever been mean to this resident.”
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