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Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Williamsville
This long-term care facility is a 142-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Williamsville and Erie County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
147 Reist Street
Williamsville, New York 14221
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of New York are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility received twenty complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Williamsville New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date November 9, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not ensure that each resident receives adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” One “resident reviewed for an accident had issues. Specifically, the resident with a history of falls lacked supervision during a thirty-minute Occupational Therapy trial of a wheelchair calf board that resulted in a fall.”
The findings included a review of an accident/incident report dated October 14, 2018, 8:15 AM. The documentation shows the staff “was passing breakfast trays when they found the resident sitting on the edge of her bed with dried blood on the back of her head and the floor.” The resident “did not know what happened. She sustained a 2.0 cm x 0.2 cm laceration on the back of her head and was sent to the hospital.”
Upon the resident returning from the hospital, the Nursing Note indicated that “no sutures were needed. The resident was on intermittent one-on-one [supervision], and the follow-up/intervention was to continue one-on-one [supervision] with staff as needed.”
The Hospital Physician Note dated October 29, 2018, included the resident’s behavior “was not being controlled with medication. She requires constant observation to avoid injury as she is at risk for falls. The resident needs very close observation and treatment.”
However, the following day, the accident and incident report dated October 30, 2018, at 1:50 PM revealed that “the resident was found on the floor with the wheelchair tipped on top of her. The resident sustained [injuries]. The report included a written statement from the occupational therapist that documented that she saw the resident for a trial of a wheelchair calf board due to success previously with improved comfort and positioning.”
The therapist “planned to trial the equipment for thirty minutes. After thirty minutes of the trial, she returned the resident to the nurse’s station with the wheelchair brakes locked.” At that time, the occupational therapist “left to sit with another resident and after she left [the resident] at the nurse’s station for approximately fifteen minutes, [the resident] had a fall.”
A CT scan result revealed that the resident had “a small chronic (persisting for a long time) left-sided subdermal (bleeding in the brain) hematoma and a left scalp contusion (soft tissue injury).”
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