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Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Niagara Falls and Niagara County, New York. The 160-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
822 Cedar Avenue
Niagara Falls, New York 14301
Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, short-term rehab, and comprehensive programs.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for $8,908 on June 13, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received fourteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Niagara Falls New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date March 8, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #689 date March a 2019
According to state investigators, “the facility did not provide documentation that the New York State Nurse Aide Registry was checked [before] employment for [two employees] hired within the last four months.”
The facility Administrator stated that “the procedure is to check the Nurse Aide Registry before an employee starts working here.” The Administrator stated that one of the employee’s Staffing Agency “did forward a Nurse Eight Registry Verification Sheet, but the facility “did not check the Registry” for the employee until four months later.
The nursing home “did not ensure the resident’s environment remained as free from accident hazards as possible and that each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” Specifically, “residents frequently smoked unsupervised in the rooms or bathrooms.”
A smoking assessment “was not accurate, and there was a lack of effective interventions and adequate supervision to ensure residents safety and that smoking did not occur and resident’s rooms.” The investigators reviewed numerous Nursing Progress Notes dated between September 19, 2018, and October 16, 2018, that revealed: “the resident’s room smelled of smoke on numerous occasions; he was observed holding and putting cigarettes out in a Styrofoam cup of water, and there were ashes in his sink.”
The Certify Nursing Aide Kardex used as a guiding tool revealed that “the resident requires supervision to smoke. The Kardex documented a plan for staff to notify the Supervisor of any smoking violations noted in the room; the resident will have a person’s room checked every shift regarding having cigarettes on him as he has a history of smoking in the room, and [put a] smoke alarm in the room.”
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