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Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
This long-term care home is a 100-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Elizabethtown and Essex County, New York. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
PO Box 127
Elizabethtown, New York 12932
Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare offers other services. Additional focused care includes oxygen management, IV (intravenous) antibiotic therapy, enteral nutritional therapy, complex medical care, palliative care, cardiac therapy, postsurgical care, peritoneal dialysis, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare for $13,393 on June 14, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also received six complaints and self-reported six 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.
Elizabethtown New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date January 25, 2019
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving abuse were reported no later than twenty-four hours if the events that caused the allegation did not involve abuse and did not result in serious bodily injury.” The facility failed to report the incident to other officials, including the State Survey Agency by state law through established procedures.
Specifically, “the facility did not report allegations of resident-to-resident and staff-to-resident abuse for [eight residents].” One incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “understands others and can usually make themselves understood.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility Investigation Form, dated October 2, 2018. The document notes the incident involved inappropriate touching that occurred on October 1, 2018. The resident “improperly touched [another resident - the victim].” While the incident occurred on October 1, 2018, at 2:30 AM, the incident was not reported to the Department of Health until October 4, 2018, at 3:55 PM, in violation of state and federal laws.
The facility housekeeper was interviewed the following day on January 11, 2018, at 8:39 AM. The housekeeper stated that “she went into [the resident’s] room early in the morning of October 1, 2018. She saw [another resident] standing at the head of the bed.” The first resident “was lying in bed, unclothed from the waist up.” The second resident’s “brief was pulled down, and he was masturbating and caressing [the female resident’s] breasts. She immediately told the staff who responded to the room within about thirty seconds.”
The facility housekeeper “remained in the doorway to ensure the residents were safe.” The sexually aggressive male resident “had pulled up his brief [before] staff responded but was still caressing [the female’s] breasts.” The Director of Nursing verified that “this incident should have been reported within twenty-four hours.”
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