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Information & Ratings on The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centers Olean Campus, Olean, New York
At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
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This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "county government-owned and operated" home providing services to residents of Olean and Cattaraugus County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2245 West State Street
Olean, New York 14760
The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centers Olean Campus
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centers Olean Campus offers other services. Additional focused care includes oxygen services, medical services, tube feeding, post-operative care, podiatry services, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Pines Healthcare And Rehabilitation Centers Olean Campus for $10,793 on February 23, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported two 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.
The state of New York and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date November 30, 2018
The state investigative team determined that “the facility did not ensure that residents were free from physical restraints.” The incident involved one resident “reviewed for physical restraints. Specifically, [a comprehensive] assessment and re-evaluation were not conducted to address the use of a self-release seatbelt while in the wheelchair that may restrict the resident’s movements.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated October 18, 2018, noted that “the resident had severely, impaired cognitive skills; requires total assistance of two people for transfers, personal hygiene, toilet use, and was non-ambulatory. The resident had two or more falls with injury.”
The documentation shows that the resident “used a bed alarm daily, and there were no physical restraints used.” However, the resident’s current Comprehensive Care Plan dated November 29, 2018, shows that the resident “was at high risk for falls with intervention that included the use of a bed alarm, low bed and positioning belt (self-release seatbelt) when seated in a care foam chair (specialty wheelchair) and to release the belt every two hours for fifteen minutes.”
However, “there was no documented evidence of Physician’s orders” was given for the use of the restraint.” A review of the Interdisciplinary Progress Notes, evaluations, scan documents, consultations, therapy evaluations, and Physician Progress Notes revealed “no documented medical symptom for the use of the belt and there were no ongoing re-assessments for the continued use of the seatbelt.”
The surveyors indicated that “observations revealed the belt was not released every two hours as planned. At times, the resident was observed to slouch down in the wheelchair, and the belt would rise upward toward the resident’s trunk and chest area.”
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