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Information & Ratings on Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home, Ithaca, New York
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Tompkins County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Ithaca and Tompkins County, New York. The 60-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
602 Hudson St
Ithaca, New York 14850
Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, short-term rehab, sub-acute care, pain management, palliative care, comfort care, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
This nursing home also received two 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date February 15, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date February 15, 2019
According to state surveyors, “the facility did not ensure adequate supervision was provided to prevent accidents. Specifically, [a resident’s] care-plan was for two-person extensive assist with bed mobility, toileting, and dressing, [but] only one-person assistance was provided.”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “was observed during care with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The resident was on her back, the bed was elevated to a high position near the CNAs Level, and the resident’s upper body and peri-area were based.”
At that time, “the resident was then rolled to the right, she attempted to grasp the top of her mattress with her left hand while the CNA washed her back and buttocks. No side rails or grab bar were observed on the bed.” The surveyors interviewed the CNA over concerns on “how to care for residents after looking up their needs and the resident profile on the computer.”
At that time, the CNA stated that “the resident was a two-person assist for bed mobility and thought that was needed when pulling her up in bed, not rolling to the side and that that could be done with one person assist. She stated, up until today, she was not aware the resident required a two-person assist, and there was nothing in the system alerting them to changes made in the resident’s profiles.
The nursing home “did not maintain an infection prevention and control program for [one resident] reviewed for urinary catheter (a tube to drain urine from the bladder).” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Physician Progress Notes and Nurse Practitioner Progress Note that “document that the resident was incontinent, and a catheter would be trial hold for wound healing purposes.”
A review of the resident’s Conference of Care Plan revealed that the resident “required an indwelling urinary catheter to aid in pressure ulcer healing. Approaches include not to allow tubing or any other part of the drainage system to touch the floor.” However, the surveyors observed the resident’s catheter bag and tubing on the floor on numerous occasions between February 13, 2019, and February 15, 2019.
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