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Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 80-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Norwich and Chenango County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
88 Calvary Drive
Norwich, New York 13815
Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term rehab, post-acute care, long-term care, pain management, diabetes management, hospice, palliative care, IV (intravenous) antibody therapy, wound care, and restorative care involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for $7,023 on September 12, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received two complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Norwich New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Honor a Resident’s Right to Request and Formulate an Advance Directive – citation #578 date December 29, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not ensure that [one resident] reviewed for advance directives had the right [or ability] to formulate advance directives. Specifically, [the resident’s] Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment was completed by a Health Care Proxy, a person designated to make Health Care decisions for someone determined to lack capacity for decision-making and there was no documentation a concurring Physician determine the resident’s lack of capacity.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan that documented “the resident had advanced directives and cognitive deficits. Interventions included to provide simple choices, encourage participation in the plan of care, explain all procedures, and review advance directives at a minimum of quarterly.” The Nurse Practitioner Orders documented, “the resident was a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR, no cardiopulmonary resuscitation).”
The resident’s health care provider signed the Do Not Resuscitate orders. There “was no Physician documentation determining the resident’s lack of capacity to sign his own” document.
In a separate summary statement dated October 10, 2017, “the facility did not ensure staff [was] trained for emergencies. Specifically, for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing CPR on a resident in the facility, the facility did not ensure cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certifications were current.”
In a third summary statement dated September 8, 2016, the nursing home “did not ensure [three residents] reviewed for advance directives had the right to formulate advance directives by New York State law.”
Specifically, two residents’ Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment “was completed by a Health Care proxy/surrogate, and there was no documentation of Physician determine the resident’s lack capacity, nor was there documentation from a concurring Physician/health care professional as required.” Additionally, the “Admission Progress Note completed by [an attending Physician] did not include the resident’s wishes for advance directives.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Chenango County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Norwich.
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