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Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Troy and Rensselaer County, New York. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
100 New Turnpike Road
Troy, New York 12182
Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term residential care, orthopedic rehab, tracheostomy care, bariatric care, and restorative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of New York routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. 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 Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $3,250 on July 12, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 17, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility also received nine complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Troy 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of the Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date May 18, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not ensure each resident was free from misappropriation of resident property and exploitation for [one resident] reviewed. Specifically, the facility did not ensure that the facility employee did not obtain a signed blank check from [the resident] and cashed the check for the amount of $180.”
A review of the Investigation for Misappropriation documented that that employee on January 11, 2018, “requested a signed blank check from [the resident] for a financial application.” The resident “reported the above to her son.” The resident son contacted the employee, “who stated that he needed the check for reasons related to the financial application but had destroyed the check.”
The resident son “received information from the bank that the check had been cashed for $180. The resident son reported this to the facility.”
The investigation conducted by the facility indicated that the blank check for $180 was cashed by the employee and was reflected “in the resident’s account.” The “facility business office staff had no knowledge of the matter. The facility’s investigation concluded that there was evidence of misappropriation and exploitation of resident funds.”
The incident “was reported to the City Police Department on January 17, 2018.” The employee made a statement that “for the completion of the financial application, the resident needed to reduce the amount of money in her bank account.” The employee “cashed the resident’s check for $180 at the bank [to] lower the balance and then collected a bank statement to reflect the new balance, and then redeposited the amount of $180.”
The surveyors interviewed the Human Resources Coordinator, who stated that the employee was “referred by his wife, who was employed by the facility.” The Coordinator stated that “we needed an employee for this position. The employee would have access to financial information. There were no issues reported about [the employee] before January 11, 2018.”
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Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Diamond Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rensselaer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Troy.
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