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Information & Ratings on Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility, Groton, New York
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Tompkins County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "non-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Groton and Tompkins County, New York. The 80-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
120 Sykes Street
Groton, New York 13073
Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, long-term care, respite, hospice, and palliative care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of New York 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 three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
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According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date January 31, 2019
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure all allegations of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment were thoroughly investigated for [one resident] reviewed for abuse. Specifically, [the resident] sustained a leg fracture of unknown origin, and a thorough investigation was not completed to rule out abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.”
The incident involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “required extensive assistance of two with transfers and was not on a scheduled pain medication regimen and did not receive (as needed) pain medication and had no signs of pain.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated September 19, 2018, documented that “the resident had a severe cognitive impairment” and had vocalized “complaints of pain one to two days during the assessment period.” The resident’s medical records indicated that the resident was to be transferred using a stand to pivot using a Hoyer (mechanical) lift.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Progress Note dated July 20, 2018, at 2:40 AM documented that the resident “reported she banged her knee on the bed during a transfer with no redness or swelling noted. The resident also told [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] she bumped it and told another (unidentified in the Progress Note) CNA she had fallen on it.”
The note “was entered by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who was no longer employed by the facility at the time of the survey.” A subsequent Nursing Progress Note entered by a different LPN dated July 20, 2018, documented that the resident “continued to complain of pain and was administered [pain medication] and she would continue to be monitored.”
That evening, the reports indicated that the resident stated that “she twisted her knee during a transfer and her right knee was swollen, and an ice pack was applied.” Over the next two days, the documents indicate that the resident “displayed signs and symptoms of pain on every shift, and her knee was painful with movement. There was no documentation” on the next two days in the reports “regarding the resident’s right knee.”
Also, there was “no documented evidence that an investigation was initiated to determine the cause of the resident’s right knee injury.” There were no x-rays ordered or the results of the x-rays reviewed during that time period.
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