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Hilaire Rehabilitation and Nursing Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout New York.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Suffolk County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Hilaire Rehabilitation and Nursing
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Huntington and Suffolk County, New York. The 76-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
9 Hilaire Drive
Huntington, New York 11743
Hilaire Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hilaire Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, IV (intravenous) therapy, wound care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, social work, palliative care, hospice, pulmonary care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapy.
The state of New York and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Hilaire Rehabilitation and Nursing for $82,070 on August 15, 2018, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the New York Department of Public Health website.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date May 24, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that the resident environment remained as free from accident hazards as is possible on one of two Nursing Units.” Specifically, one resident had an accident hazard occurred in the resident’s room.
A review of the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident is “rarely or never understood.” The documentation indicates that the resident “wanders on a daily basis and was independent with personal hygiene, transfers, and ambulation.”
The Certified Nursing Assistant Accountability Record documented that “the resident requires an assist of one for activities of daily living and that the resident wanders.” The resident was observed just before lunchtime on May 17, 2017, in his room. The resident “ambulates and transfers independently. The resident had a Wanderguard [device] on his left wrist. The resident removed a disposable razor from his drawer, sat down on his bed, and began shaving himself.”
However, “the resident’s face was dry and did not have shaving cream on it. The resident then stopped shaving and put the disposable razor in his right pants pocket.” Two minutes later, the resident’s wife “was seen in the hallway. She stated that the resident is not supposed to shave himself and that she had complained about him having disposable razors and trying to shave himself before.”
Two minutes later, the Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor “was notified of the resident having a razor in his pocket. The RN and the wife went to the resident’s room, and the resident’s wife was able to remove the razor from the resident’s pocket. The RN stated to the resident’s wife that the resident had been wandering into other residents’ rooms. She took the razor to dispose of it in the sharps container.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury, was abused or died prematurely while living at Hilaire Rehabilitation and Nursing? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Suffolk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Huntington.
Our legal team offers every client an initial case consultation at no charge. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.