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Kirkhaven Transitional Care Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Rochester and Monroe County, New York. The 147-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
254 Alexander Street
Rochester, New York 14607
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Kirkhaven Transitional Care Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, long-term care, and transitional care.
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.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Rochester 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date August 10, 2016
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date March 5, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 5, 2019
The nursing home “did not establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection. Specifically, the facility was unable to provide evidence of a complete infection control program that investigates, controls, and prevents infection in the facility.”
Additionally, “the facility did not maintain a record of incidents and corrective actions related to infections, the floors in the resident’s rooms were not consistently cleaned with the appropriate product, and the resident used items that were stored in a cabinet below a drainpipe.”
Both the Director of Nursing and Director of Staff Education revealed that “the only infections that are tracked or monitored are urinary tract infections.
The facility “did not ensure that each resident’s drug regimen remains free from unnecessary medications. The issues involved the lack of documentation of non-pharmacological interventions [before the administration of dangerous] medication and the lack of documentation of monitoring resident’s behavioral symptoms [before] and after starting an antipsychotic medication.”
In one case, a resident’s medical note revealed that the resident had recently started antipsychotic medication for hallucinations and a terminal medical condition. The medical note written 2.5 months later indicated that hallucinations had improved after beginning the medication.
The documentation said that the resident “is more involves, talks more, and accepts care more than before.” However, “there was no documentation of auditory or visual hallucinations in the Progress Note” from the previous months. The surveyors observed the resident “seated in the area where Bingo was being played. The resident was sitting upright with his eyes closed and was not participating in Bingo.”
According to state investigators, “it was determined that [regarding four residential units and one resident] reviewed for accidents, the facility did not ensure the environment was free from potential accident hazards and that interventions were monitored for effectiveness and modified when necessary. The issue was that the hot water temperatures exceeded the regulation standards of 120°F in resident rooms and shower rooms.”
One incident involved a resident in the dementia care unit. The water temperature in the resident’s room measured 123.6°F. When the resident was interviewed, the resident stated, “she goes to the bathroom by herself. She said the water gets very hot and she has to add cold water to it when washing.”
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