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Information & Ratings on Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, East Greenbush, New York
There are more senior citizens than ever before entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this growing population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Rensselaer County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 242-certified bed home providing cares to residents of East Greenbush and Rensselaer County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1070 Luther RoadFinancial Penalties and Violations
East Greenbush, New York 12061
Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
New York and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility also received ten complaints and self-reported eight serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of New York and federal goverment regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 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 July 29, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date July 29, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving potential misappropriation of resident property were thoroughly investigated.” The incident involved two residents “reviewed for complaints and grievances. Specifically, [for one resident] the facility did not complete an investigation after the resident reported that sixty dollars was missing.”
Also, “the facility did not complete an investigation after [the other resident] alleged a staff member took her vase.” The surveyors reviewed a Concern/Complement Form that documented the resident “notified the Social Worker that when she returned from the hospital, sixty dollars was missing. When she left for the hospital, the money was in her nightstand.”
A second Concern/Complement Form documented that the resident “notified the Social Worker that her vase that she kept near the door was missing and named a specific staff member whom she believed took the vase. The Social Worker documented that they were “unable to locate the vase, and the staff would continue to look for it. There was no statement attached to the form.”
The nursing home “did not ensure that each resident received adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” Specifically, for one resident, “the facility did not implement interventions, including adequate supervision, consistent with the resident’s need [to] reduce the risk of an accident occurring.”
On January 7, 2016, at 10:00 PM, the resident “struck her roommate with a broken towel bar.” Just after midnight, the resident “was moved to another unit.” The aggressive resident “continued to ambulate into other residents’ room without supervision.”
On July 20, 2016, the resident was “observed independently ambulating on the unit. She was observed placing her hands in the corridor clean linens cart in the hallway. She was observed entering another resident’s room for approximately two minutes, left the room, and ambulated toward the nursing station. She was then observed entering Room 241 and was overheard acknowledging [the aggressive resident] by name.”
The aggressive resident was seen entering and exiting other residents’ rooms during the observation.
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