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Pine Haven Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Columbia County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Pine Haven Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Philmont and Columbia County, New York. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
NY Route 217
Philmont, New York 12565
Pine Haven Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pine Haven Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term care, cardiac care, cancer care, pain management, respiratory care, stroke rehab, tracheostomy care, comprehensive wound care, transitional care, and IV (intravenous) therapy.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of New York are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Philmont New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and 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, three 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 August 15, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility did not ensure that each resident receives adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” Specifically, for one resident, “the facility did not ensure the resident assessed at high risk for elopement, was adequately supervised and did not ensure that a safety device on the resident’s room window was in place, resulting in the resident’s exit from the building through the window.”
During a tour of the West Wing of the facility on August 14, 2017, just before noon, with the Director of Facility Services, there were two windows fully opened in two rooms. The “two screws, one on either side of the window frame intended to allow for partial opening of six inches, was missing.”
The surveyors reviewed the Elopement Risk Assessment for a resident who “was assessed as being at risk for elopement” because of a diagnosis. The “potential interventions were documented as personal safety alarm devices, and staff aware of the resident’s wander risk” related to impaired cognition.
A review of the Nursing Progress Note for August 1, 2017, documented that “secure care alarm [was] not on. The resident stated she bit through a strap because she, ‘does not need it.’ The strap appeared tampered with and was torn in half.” A document from the next day on August 2, 2017, at 6:24 AM noted that the resident “had removed the secure care alarm at least twice, so far.”
By 1:14 PM that day document showed that the resident “wanders the facility at times and staff redirected [them] back to the unit.” Just over two hours later, the resident was “wandering around all the units frequently today. Had bags and purse ready in hand several times, ready to go home.”
Four days later on August 6, 2017, at 3:23 PM, the resident “made several attempts to exit the double doors that lead into the lobby, the secure care alarm did not sound, the alarm was on and functioning at noon.” The staff attempted to “apply a new secure care bracelet. The resident adamantly refused. The daughter stated she believes she is cutting bracelets off with a knife that is on the meal trays.”
At 1:07 AM on August 8, 2017, the “resident was not in her bed when the nightly rounds were initiated.” The nursing staff searched, and the resident “was located within five minutes on the Unit sleeping in bed. The resident stated that ‘she must have gotten in the wrong bed.’”
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Pine Haven Home? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Pine Haven Home? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Columbia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Philmont.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family.