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Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Greene County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Catskill and Greene County, New York. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
161 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, New York 12414
Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, IV (intravenous) therapy, post-surgical rehab, stroke rehab, transitional care, wound care, neuromuscular therapy, orthopedic rehab, and restorative services involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of New York and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
This nursing facility also received three complaints and self-reported two 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.
Catskill 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 four 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 November 17, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations of abuse, neglect and or mistreatment were thoroughly investigated for [three residents] reviewed for incidents.” The nursing home “did not conduct the minimum required background checks on new employees. Facilities may not employ individuals with a finding entered into the State Nurse Aide Registry concerning abuse, mistreatment, or neglect.
“Specifically, for one resident, “the facility did not ensure an investigation was done when the resident’s continuous ambulatory peritoneal [tubing] was held without a Medical Doctor order.” For a second resident, “the facility did not do a thorough investigation into why the resident who was complaining of neck pain when moved after a fall.” For a third resident, “the facility did not ensure a thorough investigation and follow-up was completed after an attempted elopement” from the facility.
As a result of the nursing staff’s failures, “interventions were not put back in place after hospital admission, enabling the resident to actually elope in June 2017.” In this incident, the moderately, cognitively impaired resident’s Care Plan was revised after an elopement on June 13, 2017.
The undated facility Incident Report documented that on June 13, 2017, “the resident walked down to the reception area and requested a cab be called. The receptionist called the cab, the resident exited the facility and got in the cab. While driving through the parking lot, a couple of facility staff member saw the resident in the cab and immediately called the cab service to return the resident.”
The resident “was returned without incident. The facility’s investigation revealed that the resident attempted to elope on May 25, 2017. The Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor placed a Wanderguard bracelet on the resident, did not contact the Physician regarding the elopement, did not notify the Physician that she had placed a Wanderguard on the resident and did not obtain an order [for the Wanderguard].”
On that date, the resident “packed her suitcase” at 12:36 AM, “went down the elevator to the front desk and requested that the receptionist call a cab to take her home.” At that time, the receptionist notified the unit, the resident was brought back to the unit, and the Wanderguard bracelet was placed.”
Abused at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Greene Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Greene County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Catskill.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received monetary recovery on your behalf.