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Information & Ratings on Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Buffalo, New York
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, abuse or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Erie County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Buffalo and Erie County, New York. The 160-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
200 Seventh Street
Buffalo, New York 14201
Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes comfort care, palliative care, oxygen management, IV (intravenous) antibiotics therapy, stroke rehab, trach care, wound care, post-surgical care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing for $11,053 on May 11, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received nine complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the New York Department of Public Health website.
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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Report of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date September 20, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect or abuse including injuries of an unknown source were reported immediately to the administrator of the facility and other officials [by] State law.” Additionally, “the facility did not have evidence that all alleged violations were thoroughly investigated.”
One resident “reviewed for abuse, neglect, and mistreatment had an incident where visitors found the resident with a black eye. The Acting Administrator at the time was not informed, and no investigation into the cause of the injury was conducted.”
In a separate summary of deficiencies dated January 30, 2017, revealed that the facility “did not ensure that all alleged violations of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse are both thoroughly investigated timely, and immediately reported to the Administrator of the facility.” In this incident, the facility “did not perform thorough investigations or notify the Administrator” promptly.
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Accident/Incident Reports dated January 4, 2017. The report indicated that on December 9, 2016, the resident “was observed with his hand on the thigh of a female resident in the dining room.” Nine days later, the same male resident “was observed rubbing the thigh of [a different female] resident in the dining room.”
On December 29, 2016, a third female resident reported that the same male resident “entered her room and touched the bottom of her leg.” On an unknown date, a fourth female resident reported that the same male resident “entered her room and touched her private area.”
A review of an accident and incident report dated January 4, 2017, completed by Registered Nurse (RN) Unit Manager, revealed that on December 9, 2016, the male resident “placed his hand on [a female resident’s] thigh while in the dining room. The residents were separated, and upon interview, [the male resident] denied the event.”
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