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The Highlands at Brighton Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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The Highlands at Brighton
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Rochester and Monroe County, New York. The 145-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5901 Lac De Ville Blvd
Rochester, New York 14618
The Highlands at Brighton
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Highlands at Brighton offers other services. Additional focused care includes cancer care and orthopedic care.
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 six 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.
Rochester New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and New York Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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, three 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 November 4, 2016
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date May 25, 2017
The state investigative team determined that for two residents reviewed for accidents and incidents, “the facility did not thoroughly investigate injuries (bruises) of an unknown origin to rule out abuse, neglect or mistreatment.” Part of the investigation determined that the resident’s cognitive skills for daily decision-making’s were severely impaired and the resident “does not walk in the room or the corridor and required supervision with the physical assistance of one person for locomotion on-and-off the unit.”
The resident’s Care Plan for Falls included “approaches of non-ambulatory for safety due to a severely unsteady gait and lower extremity weakness, primary means of locomotion a self-propelled by foot peddling in his personal wheelchair without footrests and front anti-tip bars for safety.”
A review of the Accident Incident Report revealed an evening Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “found bruising on the right foot [of the resident at the] fourth toe area.” The CNA wrote that “she saw the bruise on the toes of the right foot and the resident complained of pain in the toes.” The bruises were not described by color or measurements.
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the severely, cognitively impaired resident had “no false or extensive assistance with daily cares” recently, but there was a bruise noticed “to the toe area” that “appears to be bruised around the cuticle with surrounding redness. There are no color descriptors or measurements of the injury and no additional direct care staff interviews.”
The nursing home “did not notify the medical staff of the blood glucose that was outside the perimeter ordered.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the severely, cognitively impaired resident’s blood glucose levels were documented at 283. However, “there was no documentation in the Progress Note or on the 24-hour report that the medical staff was notified of this blood glucose” outside of the parameter.
Abused at The Highlands at Brighton? Our Attorneys Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at The Highlands at Brighton? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Monroe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rochester.
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