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Information & Ratings on Palm Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Brooklyn, New York
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout New York.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Kings County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Palm Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
This long-term care facility is a 240-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Brooklyn and Kings County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
615 Avenue C
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Palm Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Palm Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes on-site dialysis, respiratory care, and adult day healthcare options.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of New York routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility self-reported three serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities that Resulted in Death – citation #F609 date June 18, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving neglect were reported [promptly] to the facility Administrator and New York State Department of Health.” Additionally, “the facility did not ensure that local law enforcement was informed of suspicion of a crime.”
The violations were evident in two residents. Specifically, both resident’s “had an operational verification procedure (OVP, also known as circuit check) that was performed on their ventilators.” Both residents “were found unresponsive in were pronounced dead at the facility within ten minutes of each other. The investigation revealed that the mechanical ventilation was not resumed after the OVP.”
One resident “was without ventilation for one hour and twenty minutes, and [the other resident] was without ventilation for two hours and fourteen minutes.” The nursing staff informed the Director of Nursing and the Administrator. The incident “was reported to the New York State Department of Health” but “local law enforcement was not informed.”
The Director of Respiratory Therapy had “checked the ventilators and found both machines were on standby mode. When a ventilator is in standby mode, the resident is not receiving ventilation.” The assigned Respiratory Therapist “was interviewed by the Director of respiratory therapy but was unable to give a direct account.”
The Director stated that he had received a call concerning the incident and reviewed the events that were stored in a residents’ ventilators. The Director stated that “the ventilators past the circuit check; however, the start ventilation button was not pressed. The ventilators were left in standby mode” indicating that the resident was not receiving ventilation.
While the Administrator stated they were informed about the incident, the Director of Nursing said that “no one told her about the situation involving [both residents]. She reviewed a 24-hour report” and “found out the two residents expired but were not aware that there was a problem with the ventilators.”
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