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Information & Ratings on Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scotia, New York
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This long-term care facility is a 262-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Scotia and Schenectady County, New York. The "non-profit" home is located at:
297 N Ballston Ave
Scotia, New York 12302
Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes rehabilitative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $71,806 on August 24, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of New York and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date August 24, 2017
- Failure to Develop a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date May 9, 2016
According to investigators, “the facility did not ensure a resident received care consistent with professional standards of practice to prevent pressure ulcers” for one resident. Specifically, the facility “did not ensure the resident’s risk of developing a pressure sore from the resident’s newly prescribed orthopedic boot when identified.”
The nursing home failed to ensure that “the resident’s complaint of right ankle burning under the orthopedic boot was monitored from August 17, 2017, to August 19, 2017.” The nursing home also failed to “ensure that interventions were initiated for the resident’s complaint and did not ensure the provider was contacted for direction regarding the resident’s complaint, resulting in the discovery of the development of a Stage I pressure ulcer on the resident’s right lateral ankle on August 19, 2017.”
The survey team stated that the facility “did not ensure the provider was notified of the discovery of the Stage I pressure ulcer and did not monitor and evaluate the pressure sore from August 19, 2017, to August 21, 2017.” This failure resulted in “the worsening of the pressure sore from a Stage I to a Stage III pressure ulcer.”
The nursing home “did not maintain an Infection Control Program designed to prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.” Specifically, “the facility did not ensure that [two residents] received step two of a Purified Protein Derivative [promptly and that the third resident] received the first step of the Purified Protein Derivative on admission per CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.”
In one incident, the facility “did not follow their infection control policy that was established to comply with the CDC.” The survey team interviewed the Medical Director, who stated that “the policy for the facility set up for the Purified Protein Derivative administration should be followed as directed.” The Director further stated that “if the step two [protocol] had not been done within the fourteen days as stated in the policy, that the facility was not following the policy and was not in compliance with the Infection Control Program.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Schenectady County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Scotia.
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Sources:Inspection Report - 08/24/2017