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Information & Ratings on Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Binghamton, New York
At no time in history have there been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this growing population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Broome County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Binghamton and Broome County, New York. The 356-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
159 163 Front Street
Binghamton, New York 13902
Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes dementia care, sub-acute care, short-term rehab, comprehensive care planning, respite care, hospice, palliative care, pulmonary rehab, and ventilator care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
The nursing home received twenty complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 23, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated.” The incident involved two residents that were “reviewed for abuse/neglect. Additionally, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Registry Checks and Nursing License Checks were not done timely or accurately for [three] new employees.”
Specifically, “there was no documented evidence a thorough investigation was completed to rule out abuse or neglect when [a resident] had a fall and a bruise of unknown origin.” There was also a failure to thoroughly investigate an incident timely when a resident “sustained a skin tear.”
One incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance with most activities of daily living and did not have any falls or bruising during the assessment period.” However, the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan dated November 26, 2015, noted that the resident “was at risk for bruising related to the aging process, history of purpura or petechiae (small, round, reddened areas) and aspirin use. Interventions include gentle handling with care, monitoring, and padded side rails and wheelchair arms.”
A Nursing Progress Note dated December 4, 2015, during the 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM shift noted that the resident “had an area on the right forearm and it was unclear if it was a bruise or purpura. The resident was unaware of where the bruise came from. Geri sleeves (cloth skin protectors) were applied on wheelchair brake handles and armrests were covered with moleskin.”
The Accident/Incident Report dated December 4, 2015, at 7:30 AM noted that the resident “had a singular bruise/purpura area on the right forearm, approximately golf ball size. The resident did not know how it happened. A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) statement attached the report documented the bruise was found on the right arm during morning care.”
The “investigation summary documented the investigation did not support an allegation of abuse as a resident bruised easily, and there were no fingerprints or scratches around the area. The investigation lacked documentation to rule out abuse or neglect and there was no documentation that other staff [members were] interviewed to determine the cause of the bruise.”
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