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Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 100-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Houghton and Allegany County, New York. The "for profit" home is located at:
9876 Luckey Drive
Houghton, New York 14744
Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes cardiac therapy, stroke recovery care, post-surgical orthopedic care, off-site dialysis, bariatric rehab, and restorative services involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of New York have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
This nursing facility self-reported two serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Houghton New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 April 17, 2018
The nursing home “did not ensure the resident’s right to be free from abuse of any type by anyone. One [resident] reviewed for sexual abuse was the recipient of unwanted sexual harassment by nursing home staff.”
Documentation indicates that on March 24, 2018, “a male Housekeeper was witnessed by an Activities Aide to be lying on the female resident’s bed and asking her for a kiss.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of one for bed mobility.”
The Activities Aide provided a written statement that revealed on March 24, 2018, at 1:30 PM, “she was going to the resident’s room to remove her nail polish. When she got to the resident’s door, she saw [the Housekeeper] lying on the bed with the resident, and he asked her for a kiss. The resident was under the covers and [the Housekeeper] was on top of the blankets.”
The Activities Aide stated that she saw the Housekeeper’s “blue uniform and black boots in the bed.” The Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor’s written statement on the same day documented that she had assessed the resident after the incident. The “resident was resting in bed, cheery and upbeat. The resident did not appear to be in any distress or discomfort. The resident was assessed for injuries, and none were found.”
A review of the Housekeeper’s signed statement revealed that on that day, he was “in the process of cleaning during the day. Upon questioning his time spent in the resident’s room, he stated he did not lay on the resident’s bed; besides regular cleaning, he was in an out.”
The Housekeeper stated that the time he spent in the room was minimal. “He picked up her stuffed animal and put it on the bed and told her to keep an eye on it.” The Housekeeper “denied asking the resident for a kiss.”
The Housekeeper “was unable to explain why a witness heard him ask the resident for a kiss. While discussing the incident, [the Housekeeper] acknowledged several violations of the facility infection control policies as well as safety concerns.”
Mistreated at Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment or was sexually assaulted while living at Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allegany County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Houghton.
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