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Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in New York.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Queens County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now, so we can begin working on your case today.
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Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 200-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Far Rockaway and Queens County, New York. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
50 15 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway, New York 11691
Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes on-site dialysis, Physician services, and long-term and short-term rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem 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.
Far Rockaway New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and New York Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 6, 2016
According to investigators, “the facility did not ensure that the resident environment remained as free of accident hazards as possible; and each resident received adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.”
Specifically, while surveyors were conducting an initial tour the facility, they found “doors meant to be locked were left unlocked, razors were left unsupervised in resident rooms, and hazardous cleansers were in one resident’s room.” The deficient practices occurred on three of five nursing units, including “Units 2 Bay, 3 Bay, and 4 Ocean.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 14, 2017, investigators determined “the facility did not provide the assistance devices to minimize the risk of potential hazards for [one resident] related to elopement. Specifically, [the resident] was identified with risk of elopement and a Wander guard elopement prevention device [was set] in place to alert staff of attempts by the resident to leave the secured unit.”
The “device was removed during transfer to the hospital and not replaced upon return to the facility. The resident then left the facility undetected.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Accountability Record indicated that the resident “had a special alert for Elopement Risk and a Wander guard applied to her left ankle.”
There was “no other documented evidence that a plan to minimize the risk of elopement was initiated.” The resident had been transferred to the hospital for an evaluation after complaining of pain on urination. At that time, the nursing staff removed the Wander guard.
There was no “documented evidence that a Wander guard device was [reapplied] upon the resident’s return from the hospital.” The resident “was last seen at 2:30 PM in her room.” The nursing home received a telephone call at approximately 3:10 PM from an off-duty CNA who stated that she saw the resident “outside and stayed with her until the staff on duty came and got her.” While the resident had no noted injuries, there was “no psychiatric or psychological consult ordered.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Queens County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Far Rockaway.
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