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Horizon Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Horizon Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Arverne and Queens County, New York. The 280-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
64 11 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne, New York 11692
Horizon Care Center
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of New York routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Arverne 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 January 11, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that resident incidents were thoroughly investigated and reported to the New York State Department of Health when appropriate.” For one resident, the facility “did not initiate an Accident/Incident Report for two incidents to rule out abuse.”
A review of the resident’s Significant Change MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “could understand and be understood.” The cognitively intact resident “had a range of motion impairment to one side of the lower extremities and utilized a wheelchair for mobility.”
A review of the Accident/Incident Report for the resident revealed that the resident stated “she was punched in the face for no apparent reason. The report documented that the residents were separated, emotional support was provided, a body check was done, the Physician was notified, and the resident was assured over safety.”
The report concluded that the assaulting resident “was likely acting in his own way without an understanding of cause-and-effect.” It was determined that the resident “does not understand his actions can cause harm to others; there are no prior incidents between the residents in the past. There was no determination made by the administrative team to rule out abuse/neglect.” Also, “the report was not called into the New York State Department of Health.”
A subsequent Accident/Incident Report documented nearly ten months later noted that the same resident “reported that she was hit in the chest by another resident. The report documented emotional support was provided, a body assessment was done, and vital signs were checked.” The Physician was notified, a chest x-ray was ordered, “pain medication was ordered and given. A psychological consult that was ordered was in place.”
The conclusion of the report indicated that “the resident’s peer who was cognitively impaired was likely acting in his own way without an understanding of cause-and-effect.” Likely the resident “does not understand his actions can cause harm to others; there are no prior incidents between these residents in the past. There was no determination made by the administrative route team to rule out abuse and neglect.” Also, this report was not called into the New York State Department of Health.”
The investigative team discussed the incident with the Director of Nursing Services who stated that “it was up to the team to determine what should be called into the New York State Department of Health and that they would do better in the future.”
Abused at Horizon Care Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Horizon Care Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Queens County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Arverne.
Our network of attorneys provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.