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Information & Ratings on Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Hempstead, New York
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Hempstead and Nassau County, New York. The 280-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
One Greenwich Street
Hempstead, New York 11550
Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes orthopedic rehab, long-term care, and rehabilitation.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.
The nursing home also received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
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 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 Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date January 23, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that each resident had the right to freedom from a physical restraint not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms. This [failure] was evident for [one resident] reviewed for Physical Restraints.”
A review of the resident apposite as Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented that the resident “had short and long-term memory problems and was severely impaired for daily decision-making [and also had] behavioral symptoms including difficulty focusing attention.”
The non-ambulatory resident was observed with “a lap tray [that was] released for fifteen minutes. The resident was observed for the first few minutes asleep and was awake for the completion of the fifteen-minute period. No agitation, weight shifting, or sliding was observed.” The surveyors documented that the resident “tolerated the release of the lap tray without any behavioral disturbance.”
A review of the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan documented that the resident “was at increased risk of complications with the use of the lap tray as a restraint related to a history of falls and dementia, and re-injuring [them]self.” However, a comprehensive list on the day and evening shifts of the resident being monitored noted that the resident was continually noted to be resting, sitting quietly, leaning, or sleeping.
The surveyors noted that “there was no documented evidence in the Progress Note that the 72-hour Restraint Reduction Monitoring was completed for the least restrictive device that was used during the reduction monitoring period. The Progress Note documented the lap tray was continued because the resident attempted to get up, lean forward in the wheelchair, and is occasionally agitated.”
While the restraint was continued, “there was no documented evidence or a corresponding Progress Note in the medical record for the assessment period.” The surveyors interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing Services regarding the lap tray restraint. The Assistant Director stated that “the resident has had the restraint since 2013 and on a quarterly basis, the resident is assessed for restraint reduction.”
The surveyors interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated that “every two hours, the lap tray is released for fifteen-minutes and also released for feeding. The CNA further stated during feeding; the resident moves around, so she is not a left alone. However, there was never a time when the tray had to be applied due to the movement.”
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