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Information & Ratings on Cayuga Ridge Extended Care, Ithaca, New York
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
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This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County, New York. The 160-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1229 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
Cayuga Ridge Extended Care
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Cayuga Ridge Extended Care offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, long-term care, memory care, and recreational activities.
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Cayuga Ridge Extended Care for $92,555 on August 17, 2016, citing substandard care. This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information about this nursing home 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date August 17, 2016
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility did not ensure [one resident] reviewed for restraints was free from physical restraints not required to treat medical symptoms. Specifically, [the resident] was observed restrained without an assessment or plan for its use.”
A review of a Nursing Progress Note indicated that the resident “was found sitting on the floor in front of her wheelchair in the dining room.” Three days later, another Nurse and Progress Note indicated that the resident “continued to stand up from the wheelchair and attempt to walk.” A Nursing Progress Note dated July 26, 2016, documented that the resident “had made many attempts to get up and down out of the wheelchair and was on one-on-one supervision most of the shift.”
Four days later, a note indicated that the documented Physical Therapy referral dated August 7, 2016, indicated that “the resident’s last evaluation in the chart showed independent with ambulation and that a current evaluation was requested to see if the resident was appropriate for a lap buddy (positioning device) due to leaning forward in the wheelchair.”
Documentation from physical therapy stated that the resident “was able to remove the lap buddy and if using a wheelchair, an upfront release belt should be used with close supervision.” Documentation at the facility indicates that the Physician on-call “ordered the lap buddy for twenty-four hours until [the resident was] seen by physical therapy.”
A review of the resident’s Care Card with instructions indicated that the resident “had a front release Velcro seatbelt while in the wheelchair and to release the seat belt at mealtimes and with care.” However, the resident continued to attempt to sit up in the chair, and documentation shows that the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who was to provide care “stopped assisting. The same CNA sat with the resident and attempted to feed the resident with a leg rest up while the resident attempted to sit forward and get out of the chair.”
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