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Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 173-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Buffalo and Erie County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
64 Hager Street
Buffalo, New York 14208
Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, short-term care, dementia care, person-centered care, degenerative joint disease care, pain management, IV (intravenous) therapy, and wound care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of New York are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed two monetary fines against Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for $47,827 on October 29, 2018, and $7,933 on January 27, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received twenty-seven complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Buffalo New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, two 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 September 7, 2017
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date October 29, 2018
The nursing home “did not ensure that accidents are thoroughly investigated. One resident “reviewed for accidents lacked investigations for the resident who fell” on two occasions in 2017.”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “is not ambulatory” and requires extensive assistance of two for bed mobility and gait belt for transfers, a low bed with floor mats and a stationary chair with a lap buddy when out of bed.
A review of the Accident and Incident Report dated July 6, 2017, documented by a Registered Nurse (RN) revealed that “the resident was observed in the dining room to get out of her wheelchair unassisted and started to push another chair near her when she lost her balance and fell without injury.”
The Revised Care Plan indicated that the resident “had an actual fall” on that day with “interventions to monitor/documents/report as needed for seventy-two hours” and notify the Physician of signs and symptoms.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Progress Note and Incident Note dated July 7, 2017, at 7:32 PM indicated that the resident was found on the floor “in her room lying on her back. The bed was in a low position and the mat was next to the bed.” The resident suffered an abrasion to the right knee. The supervisor was notified.
According to state investigators and based on the complaint investigation, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations of abuse, exploitation or mistreatment were thoroughly investigated.” One resident “reviewed for abuse did not have a complete and thorough investigation conducted for misappropriation of resident property.”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “usually understands and is usually understood.” The Misappropriation of Resident Property Report dated September 26, 2018, documented that “it was reported to the Social Worker [that] the resident had several missing personal items. The report did not give a description of the missing items, but instead documented ‘see attached receipts.’”
There were “photocopies of eight receipts for multiple various personal items that included toiletries, including several clothing items.” The Social Worker was unable to locate the missing items. The “document resolution was that the items cannot be verified that they were purchased for the resident.”
A Victim of Neglect at Humboldt House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Humboldt House 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 Erie County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Buffalo.
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