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Cuba Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Cuba Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility
This center is a 61-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Cuba and Allegany County, New York. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
140 West Main Street
Cuba, New York 14727
Cuba Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cuba Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, palliative care, pulmonary/respiratory therapy, acute care, and rehabilitative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both New York and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Cuba New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date May 6, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date June 9, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not immediately inform the resident’s legal representative or an interested family member when there was a change in the resident’s physical, mental or psychosocial status and a need to alter treatment. Specifically, [one resident] reviewed for notification of a change had an issue involving the lack of notification of the resident’s responsible party when the resident developed a pressure ulcer.” The incident involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who is understood and understands others.
A review of the resident’s six-month assessment revealed a pressure ulcer on the thigh that requires skin care management involving a Stage II bedsore. A subsequent Wound Assessment Worksheet revealed, “upper right hip open area, Stage III, two areas” measuring 1.4 cm x 1.4 cm x 0.2 cm and a 1.2 cm x 1.1 cm x 0.1 cm bedsore.
Both areas were “covered with yellow slough (soft, moist, dead tissue), eschar (black of brown dead tissue) areas. There was “scant amount of bloody drainage noted.” The surveyor spoke to Senior Care who indicated “they contacted the daughter” but did not have “any documentation showing they had spoken to the daughter.”
The facility “did not ensure that each resident’s medication regimen was free from unnecessary medications. One [resident] reviewed for unnecessary medications had issues involving the lack of documented evidence of behaviors to support the need to initiate the use of antipsychotic medication.” Also, there was “a lack of implementation of non-pharmacological interventions before prescribing [the antipsychotic medication].”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “declining physically and mentally and at times becoming psychotic. The resident says she is going to be sent to Russia.” However, there was “no documented evidence of behaviors, including hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, or [other medical condition] to support the need for daily antipsychotic medication.”
There was “no documentation [in the Care Plan] regarding the use of antipsychotic medication or that behavioral intervention was identified.”
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