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Massapequa Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Massapequa Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing
This long-term care facility is a 320-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Amityville and Suffolk County, New York. The "non-profit" home is located at:
399 County Line Rd
Amityville, New York 11701
Massapequa Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Massapequa Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, dementia care, adult day care, long-term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
This nursing facility also self-reported seven serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Amityville New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 1, 2019
According to state investigators, the facility did not protect one resident’s rights to be free from neglect. Specifically, “two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) placed the resident back to bed without being assessed by a Registered Nurse (RN) after an unwitnessed fall.”
Afterward, “the resident exhibited a change in transfer status that was not reported to the licensed staff. Subsequently, the resident was noted with swelling and external rotation of the right leg and was transferred to the hospital.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in actual harm to [the resident] that is not Immediate Jeopardy.”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of one person for bed mobility, transfers, walking, locomotion, and limited assistance of one for toilet use. The resident was frequently incontinent of bowel and bladder. Their balance was not steady, only able to stabilize with staff assistance.”
A review of the resident’s Fall Risk Assessment documented a history of falls in the past three months due to confusion, antihypertensive drugs, and “psychoactive medication and an unsteady gait.” A review of the Nursing Progress Note dated November 11, 2018, a 3:05 PM indicated that when an LPN was transferring the resident when the resident “attempted to stand and slipped.” A CNA an LPN stopped her from falling.
The nursing staff notified the Registered Nurse, who indicated that “the resident was not injured. There was no other distress noted. The resident was placed back into the wheelchair.” The Progress Notes “lacked documented evidence that the resident was assessed [by the licensed nursing staff] related to the incident.”
An investigation concluded that the CNAs an LPN “did not report an incident accurately and timely.” Those members of the nursing staff “would be suspended pending an investigation due to a delay in reporting.” As of the date of the investigation, “no evidence of abuse, neglect or mistreatment was identified.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Massapequa Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Massapequa Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Suffolk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Amityville.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.