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Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
This long-term care facility is a 160-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Beacon and Dutchess County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
22 Robert R. Kasin Way
Beacon, New York 12508
Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, subacute care, memory care, and home care services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of New York have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
This nursing home also received six complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Beacon New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 February 16, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not consistently provide the care and treatment for [two residents at risk for bedsores who were] reviewed for pressure ulcers to promote healing and prevent the development of further pressure ulcers. Specifically, pressure reducing devices (heel boots) were not consistently applied, and turning and repositioning for pressure ulcer relief was not implemented.”
The state survey team reviewed a Nursing Progress Note that documented that the resident had developed a bedsore on the left knee and was being treated with antibiotics. The Nurse Progress Notes revealed that “the left leg was elevated to decrease swelling of the knee. The application of the heel boots was documented.”
A subsequent Wound Care Report revealed that the resident had a deep tissue injury on the left heel measuring 8.0 cm x 0.5 cm” with redness. A Progress Note by the Physician indicated, “there was an increase in the size of the deep tissue injury, with dark skin discoloration, the peri-wound (surrounding skin) was blanchable.” Also, the “left knee had a decreased mobility, and etiology was unclear.”
The state survey team observed the resident in bed and saw that “both heels were directly touching the bed.” The resident was not using heel floating devices to offload the heel. At that time, the wound had degraded to a Stage III pressure ulcer.
The surveyors interviewed the assigned Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated that she had taken off the heel floating device earlier “and placed it on the bed of the resident’s roommate and did not reapply the device.” The CNA stated that “she knew the resident should have the [device] in place while in bed.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Clinical Record with the Unit Registered Nurse (RN) Manager and stated “at that time there was no evidence to show that the resident was turned and repositioned every two hours” to follow the resident’s Plan of Care and Physician’s orders to help in the healing process.
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