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Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
This center is a 163-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Herkimer and Herkimer County, New York. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
104 North Washington Street
Herkimer, New York 13350
Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, outpatient care, wound care, and adult day center options.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation for $14,083 on February 23, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received six complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Herkimer 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, two 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 October 28, 2016
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated for [two residents] reviewed for abuse/neglect. Specifically, [for one resident], an allegation of abuse was not thoroughly investigated.” The other resident “was identified at risk for elopement, left the unit on multiple occasions, and thorough investigations were not done.”
In one incident, a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented that the resident was moderately, cognitively impaired and “had memory problems. Had lower body impairment on both sides, was totally dependent on others for transfers, requires extensive assistance for dressing and hygiene.”
A statement documented by a staff member indicated that the staff member witnessed the “resident’s family member slapping the resident after becoming upset and yelling at the resident. An attached statement written by the facility’s Administrator documented the family member denied physical contact and admitted to yelling at the resident.”
The Administrator documented that “the resident could not recall the event, and there were no signs of abuse or injury as evidenced by the resident’s verbal statement and physical status.” The Administrator documented that the staff would supervise visits with the family member.
The surveyors reviewed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Care Plan that documented that the resident was non-ambulatory and required assistance with activities of daily living. The CNA stated during a telephone interview that the family member that was accused of slapping the resident “visited the resident regularly, had declining mental status due to advancing age, became confused and agitated at times.”
That resident stated that she received information “from an unidentified staff member informing her that an incident had occurred.” The family member stated that “she was not formally notified of the incident, had to seek the information from the facility and that the situation was reviewed.” The individual stated that the incident “did not rise to the level of an investigation.”
The surveyors stated that “there was no documentation related to [the allegation of abuse], no documentation related to the resident interview, and no document of a physical assessment of the resident following the reported incident.”
Abused at Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation? Let Us Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Foltsbrook Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Herkimer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Herkimer.
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