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Information & Ratings on Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Buffalo, New York
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect in nursing facilities nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Erie County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 200-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Buffalo and Erie County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1014 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, New York 14209
Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes amputation recovery and training, antibiotic (IV) therapy, complex medical care, palliative care, oxygen management, wound care, stroke rehab, post-surgical orthopedic care, open-heart surgery, and valve replacement recovery care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of New York and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
This nursing home received seventeen complaints and self-reported one serious issue 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.
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According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – date June 27, 2018
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date June 27, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility did not implement written policies and procedures that prohibit abuse, neglect, exploitation or mistreatment.” The surveyors reviewed three employee files involving a Dietary Aide, Assistant Maintenance Director, and the Housekeeping Aide that lacks State Registry check verification “with the New York State Nurse Aide Registry [before] employment.”
The nursing home “did not ensure that all alleged violations of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or mistreatment were thoroughly investigated.” Two residents reviewed for investigation of accidents/incidents had issues. Specifically, “the lack of an investigation including a Registered Nurse (RN) Assessment for a resident who had fallen, and sustained ankle injury lacks a complete investigation after the resident had a fall.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident who stated that “a new girl transferred her, let her go, and she went down on her ankle and had an ankle fracture.” The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was observed providing morning care and “was putting the resident socks on, that was noted to have discolored brownish/yellow area on her right ankle.” The LPN “then placed a brace on the resident’s right ankle.”
The surveyors reviewed the LPN Nurse’s Notes documented on February 6, 2018, that noted that the resident was weak during the shift and “unable to transfer to the wheelchair.” The following day, the resident had complained of right ankle swelling where mild swelling was noted.
An x-ray showed a swollen right ankle. A further review of the Nurse’s Notes revealed that “there was no documented assessment of the resident’s right ankle.” The Physician Note dated on February 7, 2018, revealed the resident’s chief complaint was “a swollen right ankle. The x-ray report from that date revealed that the right ankle had osteopenia (bone loss), calcaneal (heel) spurring, with no fracture or dislocation.”
The Therapy Addendum revealed that the resident “stated she was lowered to the floor the previous day during a transfer into the wheelchair and injured her right ankle.” X-rays were taken but “had not been sent back to the facility, and the resident did not think she would be able to stand to transfer into the wheelchair.”
The surveyors wanted to know from the LPN Unit Manager why an investigation into the fall was cannot conducted. The Unit Manager stated, “because it was not a fall.”
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