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Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees, or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing, and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Onondaga County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This facility is a "for profit" 455-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
918 James Street
Syracuse, New York 13203
Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes restorative care involving nutritional, occupational, physical and speech therapies, pain management, post-surgical care, IV (intravenous) antibiotics therapy, and dental services.
The federal government and the state of New York are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $94,595 fine on November 03, 2017, a $22,210 fine on July 24, 2017, and a $58,108 fine on January 31, 2017, for a total of $174,913.
This nursing facility also received forty-one complaints and self-reported fifteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date June 8, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility did not ensure one of four residents reviewed for abuse had incidents that were thoroughly investigated to rule out abuse, neglect, or mistreatment specifically, [one resident] had an unsafe wandering incident into a non-resident area that was not thoroughly investigated.”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s comprehensive Care Plan, dated September 19, 2017. The document stated that the resident “was at high risk to wander, was unaware of privacy concerns, and had the potential to be physically aggressive with poor impulse control. Staff was to observe the resident for wandering into unsupervised areas and redirect away.”
An updated Comprehensive Care Plan dated January 4, 2018, documented that the resident had “left the unit unsupervised.” Two Wander Risk Assessments dated September 27, 2017, and December 7, 2017, documented that “the resident was a high risk to wander. The assessment documented the resident did not understand his surroundings.”
One incident was documented on January 4, 2018, when a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) reported to a Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor at approximately 11:00 PM that “the resident had left the unit and had been found in the basement in a non-resident area. The resident was returned [to an appropriate area] without incident.”
The LPN notified the supervisor, “as it was unclear at the time when the wandering occurred or how long the resident was absent from the unit. The immediate action taken documented on the form [indicated that] staff were instructed to complete statements including the time last visualized, time returned, and the name of the staff member who found the resident.”
However, “the investigation was not thorough and complete to rule out abuse, neglect or that mistreatment did not occur when a resident with confusion who was not safe to leave the unit alone was found in a non-resident area.” The investigation was not thorough in that it did not list the name of the individual who found the resident or aninterview with the person to determine the location where the resident was found.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment or neglect while living at Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Onondaga County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Syracuse.
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