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Bridge View Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 200-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Whitestone and Queens County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
143 10 20th Ave
Whitestone, New York 11357
Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported two 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.
Whitestone New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date December 5, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility did not ensure that a resident was free from physical abuse. This [failure] was evident in one of three residents sampled for physical abuse. Specifically, on January 2, 2018, at 6:25 PM a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) witnessed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) slapping [the resident] in his face and punched him in his head in the presence of other residents in the dining room.”
The incident involved a resident that was documented as having long/short-term memory impairments and “was severely impaired, never/rarely made decisions.” The survey team reviewed the Nurse Assistant Accountability Record for December 2017 and January 2018. The record revealed that “there were no instructions on how CNAs are to respond to the resident when the resident becomes agitated or combative.”
The facility’s Incident Report dated January 2, 2018, documents that on that day at approximately 7:00 PM, “the nurse informed the Nursing Supervisor that [the CNA] slapped the resident on his face and punched him in the head.” That CNA “was immediately removed from duty.” At the time, the resident was assessed and “denied pain and discomfort.”
A Nursing Progress Note documented by a Nursing Supervisor on that date noted that “the body assessment revealed no injury, no swelling and no signs and symptoms of pain. The resident denied pain and discomfort. The doctor was notified and ordered neurological checks every four hours for twenty-four hours.”
The surveyors interviewed the CNA, who stated that the resident “was agitated and combative, and she was trying to prevent the resident from hitting her face. She said that she did not hit [the resident but] pointed out that the LPN was in the day room and did not assist her with the combative resident.”
A second CNA was interviewed and stated that she had observed the resident attempt to hit the first CNA who had “attempted to hold the hands of [the resident] to prevent him from hitting her. It appears that [the resident hit the CNA and that the CNA and the resident’s] hands were both in the air.”
The survey team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), who stated that the resident “was agitated [and] he stood up from the chair and was swinging his arms in the air. She said that [the resident did not hit the CNA].” The LPN pointed out that she did observe the CNA slapping the resident “in his face and punched him in the head.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Bridge View Nursing Home? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Queens County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Whitestone.
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