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The Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Bronx County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for legal assistance.
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This long-term care facility is a 400-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Bronx and Bronx County, New York. The "for profit" home is located at:
3400 -26 Cannon Place
Bronx, New York 10463
The Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge offers other services. Additional focused care includes IV (intravenous) therapy, tracheostomy care, short-term and long-term restorative therapies, stroke care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and restorative care involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge for $20,737 on August 01, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also self-reported three serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 20, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility did not provide adequate supervision for a resident to prevent elopement. This [failure] was evident” for a resident who “was identified at risk for elopement and was able to leave the facility undetected by staff.”
The state surveyors reviewed the resident’s Elopement Risk Assessment that revealed the resident “was at risk for elopement [wandering away] and that a Wander guard was put in place.” A Nurse’s Progress Note revealed that the Recreational Staff escorted the resident “to a church service that was held at the resident’s ward. After the service ended at 11:00 AM, the Recreational Staff called [the resident’s] unit in search of [the resident’s] whereabouts. The facility’s search was initiated, and [the resident] was not located.”
A review of the Wander Guard Weekly Check List from the same time frame revealed that the resident “did not have a Wander guard in place.” The resident’s Conference of Care Plan reflected that “the Wander guard was missing” one week before the resident “eloped from the facility.”
Documentation shows that the resident “was evaluated by a Psychologist for packing her things, walking out to go see her children and exhibiting wandering behavior. Also, [the resident] was discovered without her Wander guard [that] activated the exit alarm door.”
A review of the facility’s policy and procedure on elopement prevention documents “if a resident continually tries to leave the unit or building, he/she may require visual checks had an established time interval, such as every half hour. This will be documented on the Visual Check Monitoring Form.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at The Citadel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Kingsbridge? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bronx County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including the Bronx.
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