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Concord Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 140-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Brooklyn and Kings County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
300 Madison Street
Brooklyn, New York 11216
Concord Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Brooklyn New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date August 16, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that residents were free from physical restraints. Specifically, [for one resident] the facility’s Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) did not identify the use of four side rails as potential restraints [before] use.” Also, the CNAs’ “actions resulted in restraints being used for residents without an assessment for medical justification, orders by Physicians, and a Plan of Care.”
This failure was evident for three residents, “reviewed for physical restraints.” A part of the facility’s policy and procedure concerning physical restraints dated August 2016, indicated that “the facility will ensure a least restrictive environment for all residents. Under no circumstances will physical restraints be placed on a resident for the purpose of discipline or convenience. Physical restraints are only used when alternative measures to ensure safety have failed.”
One incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “had no behavioral symptoms.” This resident did not ambulate and requires “total assistance of two people for transfers, bed mobility, bathing, and toileting.” The MDS (Minimum Data Set) documented that “there were no restraints used.”
However, the resident was observed just before lunchtime on August 7, 2018, while “in bed awake and alert. There were two 1/2 upper and two 1/2 lower side rails in the raised position, and the head of the bed was elevated to a 35° angle. The bed was about 3.5 feet high.” The following day, the resident was observed in bed with all side rails in the raised position.
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Comprehensive Care Planned for Falls documented in April 2017. The documentation shows that the resident is “at risk for falls” with interventions that include “provide ongoing assessment of risk factors and orient the resident regarding fall prevention. The use of four half side rails was not included in the Comprehensive Care Plan.” Also, there was “no medical justification identified that would call for the resident to be restrained to prevent a fall.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical records, including a document titled The Adaptive Devices – Side Rails Evaluation noted on numerous dates between January 2018, and July 31, 2018. These documents indicated a “recommendation to continue the use of side rails for positioning. The type of side rails was not specified. There was no signature on the forms indicating the author, or persons or departments who made the recommendations.”
The survey team interviewed a Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor who stated that “she is responsible for assessment, care planning and supervision of staff.” She further stated that “no resident should be using full side rails unless the interdisciplinary team determined they should be used.”
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