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Information & Ratings on Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center, Syracuse, New York
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This long-term care home is a "non-profit" 583-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
700 East Brighton Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13205
Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes palliative care, spiritual care, independent living options, complex medical care, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, and therapeutic recreation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date July 2, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure [one resident] reviewed for abuse had complete and thorough investigations. Specifically, it was reported [that the resident’s] legs were debrided (removal of dead or damaged tissue) by unqualified staff that caused an increase in pain.” Also, the facility “did not complete an investigation to determine if abuse, neglect or mistreatment occurred.”
The survey team reviewed the cognitively intact resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed the resident requires “extensive assistance for most activities of daily living and had impairment to both her lower limbs.” The document also says the resident “was having occasional pain and did not have any ulcers, wounds or skin problems.”
The resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan documented that the resident “was non-ambulatory and dependent on staff to transfer. The resident had the potential for alteration in skin integrity related to poor circulation and had moisturizing lotion [applied] to her bilateral legs.” The document indicates the resident “had bilateral status ulcers to her lower extremities that were red, scabbed, dry, and flaky.”
The resident’s Treatment Administration Record (TAR) indicates that the nursing staff was to apply a skin protectant to the resident’s wounds and discontinued the treatment after the wounds had healed. However, a Registered Nurse (RN) Progress Note written by the RN Unit Manager indicated that the Nurse Practitioner had ordered new treatment for the resident’s legs.
The Provider Note documented by the Nurse Practitioner indicated that “the resident’s scabs on her legs were secondary to [a medical condition] and diabetes” and that debridement was to be handled by an agency nurse. Notations indicated that the resident “was having a great deal of pain from the open areas. The nursing staff administered Tylenol for the pain.
The investigators interviewed the resident who stated that “three or four months ago, she had ulcers to her legs. The agency Licensed Practical Nurse on an evening shift, debrided her legs and pulled [some] skin off her legs. She had to have an increase in two different pain medications for a month.”
The resident stated that “the pain was excruciating, and she would lie in bed and cry at night.” The RN Unit Manager stated, “she went to the resident’s room to do skin treatments one morning. The resident’s legs looked different, they were red, and the areas on her legs were not the same. The resident told the RN the night nurse had pulled some of her scabs off.”
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