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Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Lake Placid and Essex County, New York. The 156-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
185 Old Military Road
Lake Placid, New York 12946
Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes subacute care, palliative care, respite care, memory care, long-term care, and rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
This nursing facility also received five complaints and self-reported nine 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.
Lake Placid New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the New York Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 3, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations were thoroughly investigated and that alleged violations were reported to the State Agency within five working days.” The incident involved two residents “reviewed during the re-certification and abbreviated survey.”
Specifically, for one resident, “the facility did not report an allegation of narcotic diversion identified during the facility’s investigation [involving] a financial abuse complaint.” For another resident, “the facility did not ensure that an investigation regarding falls was thorough in determining whether abuse, mistreatment, or neglect occurred.”
In the second incident, the investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with short-term memory problems. The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented that “the resident had two falls without injury since the previous MDS assessment.”
In that case, the Accident/Incident Report written at 4:00 PM documented that “the resident rolled/climbed out of bed and fell on the floor mat. The intervention to prevent recurrence added to the Comprehensive Care Plan for Falls documented to get the resident “up from an afternoon nap by 2:45 PM.”
A subsequent Accident/Incident Report from one month later at 3:45 PM documented that “the resident was found on the floor lying on the mat next to the bed. The alarm did not sound. No injury was found. The root cause of the incident was determined to be self-transfer. Interventions to prevent recurrence documented: Alarm evaluation and environment for safety, occupational therapy evaluation sent.”
Three days later, a new report indicated that the resident “slid from the bed. No injury. The intervention to prevent recurrence documented: add prompt for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) documentation to get up by 2:45 PM.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing, who stated, “she was there for the fall on August 13, 2017. She went up to the resident’s room and checked the alarm; it was working. She stated, apparently, she did not check on the exact time of the fall, [and] she could not remember. She stated she must have missed that the Comprehensive Care Plan was not followed” in getting the resident up and out of bed before they attempted to get up without assistance.
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