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Katherine Luther Residential Health Care and Rehabilitation
This long-term care facility is a 280-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Clinton and Oneida County, New York. The "non-profit" home is located at:
110 Utica Road
Clinton, New York 13323
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of New York and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Katherine Luther Residential Health Care and Rehabilitation for $26,916 on June 11, 2018, and $36,514 on June 29, 2017, for a total of 63,430 citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received five complaints and self-reported thirteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Clinton 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 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 March 10, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure all allegations of violations involving abuse, neglect, and mistreatment were completely investigated for [one resident] reviewed for abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Specifically, complete and thorough investigations were not performed when [a resident] had a fall resulting in injury.”
Documentation shows that the resident “was at high risk for falls related to her arthritis and mobility status, and at times, ambulated without her walker.” The goal was that “the resident would be free from falls.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Fall Risk Assessment dated January 24, 2017, that documented that the resident “was at risk for falls.” A Nursing Progress Note dated March 6, 2017, documented that the resident “was in her room, under her bed, hanging on the bed frame. The bathroom door was open, the walker was on the floor near the bed, and the Supervisor was called to assess the resident.”
A few hours later, it was documented that a Registered Nurse (RN) had been called to the unit at 6:00 AM “to complete an assessment after the resident fell.” At that time, the resident “was unable to state what occurred. A laceration was noted on the back of her head, an ecchymotic area (bruise) was on her right elbow, and her right leg was turned outwards.”
The nursing staff transferred the resident to the emergency room where it was determined the resident had sustained injuries. However, “there was no documented evidence that the facility obtained a statement from the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assigned to the resident when she fell and did not determine how abuse and neglect were ruled out.”
The Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor in Charge of the investigation indicated that “she did not obtain statements from the staff, nor conduct interviews, as the staff on the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift had left. She stated she did not review the resident’s care plan but documented the Care Plan was followed. She stated she did not receive any training regarding how to conduct an investigation [before] the incident.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Katherine Luther Residential Health Care and Rehabilitation? Our Lawyers Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Katherine Luther Residential Health Care and Rehabilitation? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oneida County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Clinton.
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