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Fieldston Lodge Care Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 200-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Riverdale and Bronx County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
666 Kappock Street
Riverdale, New York 10463
Fieldston Lodge Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fieldston Lodge Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes cardiac recovery care, respiratory therapy, stroke rehab, gastrointestinal disorder care, neurological impairment care, pulmonary services, and restorative services involving occupational, physical, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Riverdale 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date May 18, 2015
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not provide the necessary care to prevent the development of a new pressure ulcer for [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers. Specifically, the facility did not identify a new pressure ulcer to ensure timely assessment and implementation of an appropriate treatment plan to assist in the healing of the new pressure ulcer.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in the potential for more than minimal harm that is not an Immediate Jeopardy.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “functional limitation of range of motion to both upper and lower extremities” who requires “total staff assistance for bed mobility, transferring, toileting and personal hygiene.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment under the Skin Section documented that the resident “is at risk for developing pressure ulcers and that the resident had two Stage IV and one unstageable pressure ulcers.” The resident had current Physician’s orders to provide treatment and document that care and progression of the healing.
Interventions included “to monitor skin conditions during cares, apply pressure-relieving devices, such as air mattresses, heel floats, and foam cushions, and turn and reposition the resident every two to four hours and as needed.” However, “there was no documented evidence in the Weekly Wound Care Assessment Notes of the Physician’s orders.”
The survey team interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Registered Nurse (RN) during wound observation. The CNA “stated she performs daily skin checks during cares but did not observe the left ankle wound.” The RN stated that “she performs wound care on the resident but was not aware of the left medial ankle wound.” Both the CNA and the RN stated that “the left medial ankle wound is a new pressure ulcer.”
The survey team asked, “why she cleansed the wound with the same treatment ordered for the left heel pressure ulcer.” The RN responded that “she mistook the left medial ankle for the left heel.” Both the Unit RN Manager and the Assistant Director of Nursing verified that “the left medial ankle wound was a new pressure ulcer.”
The Assistant Director stated that “he was not aware that the resident had a new pressure ulcer on the left medial ankle.” The Assistant Director stated further that “the Physician Assistant reassessed the wound and documented in his notes that the new pressure ulcer was a Stage II.”
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