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Park Nursing Home, Rockaway Park, New York
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This long-term care facility is a 196-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Rockaway Park and Queens County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
128 Beach 115Th StreetFinancial Penalties and Violations
Rockaway Park, New York 11694
Both the state of New York and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
This nursing facility also received one complaint and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation date #F600 February 22, 2019
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure other residents remain free from abuse. Specifically, cognitively impaired resident who displays physical aggression toward others [and] physically assaulted more than one resident on more than one occasion.”
More specifically, “interventions that were put in place to address the aggressive behavior were not evaluated for their effectiveness. This [deficiency] was evident in one out of four residents reviewed for resident-to-resident altercations and abuse care area.”
The resident involved in the investigation was documented as mildly, cognitively impaired with “self-[induced] injuries occurring daily. It was documented that the resident exhibited short temper and annoyance daily.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Admission Assessment identified the resident “as putting others at significant risk for physical injury.”
The facility’s Comprehensive Care Plan for Resident-to-Resident Altercation dated November 1, 2018, identified the resident “at risk for altercations due to cognitive/mental status.” The goals included that the resident would be free of altercations in the next ninety days. An intervention included for the staff to observe the resident during rounds and follow resident-to-resident altercation protocol.
Investigation reports were reviewed for the past year, indicating the resident “has a history of incidents involving resident-to-resident altercations with the resident being the aggressor.” Documented incidents occurred between April 10, 2018, and July 23, 2018. All cases were investigated.
One incident documented on July 23, 2018, involving resident-to-resident altercation revealed that the resident “was being wheeled in his wheelchair down the hall to the scale by the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) when suddenly [the aggressive resident hit another resident] in the face who was passing by. The staff quickly intervened and separated the residents.”
Later on the same day, the aggressive resident attacked another resident. The aggressive resident was “eventually sent out to the hospital for further evaluation of aggressive behaviors. The surveyors determined that “the investigation summary provided did not include staff or witness statements.”
A review of the Nursing, Physician, and Social Work Progress Notes documented “incidents of resident-to-resident altercations. Interventions were not reviewed for effectiveness, and no new interventions were implemented to prevent further incidents from occurring.”
Surveyors determined that the nursing home failed to timely report suspected or abuse and reported the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
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