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Information & Ratings on Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Holmes, 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 in many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Dutchess County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 160-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Holmes and Dutchess County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
404 Ludingtonville Road
Holmes, New York 12531
Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care and post-acute rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules.
In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research online sites including 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Medically Related Social Services to Help Each Resident to Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life – citation #F250 date August 4, 2015
- Failure to Immediately Tell the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Decline in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date January 2, 2018
The state investigators determined the “facility did not ensure that the necessary medically-related social services to attain the highest practicable psychosocial well-being was provided to [one resident] reviewed for discharge planning.” Specifically, the “social service worker or any other member of the interdisciplinary team did not provide the necessary assistance in exploring the resident’s possible placement to a lower level of care in the community.”
A review of the moderately, cognitively impaired resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that “the resident was being provided rehabilitation services. The resident required limited assistance with transfer, toileting, and locomotion; required extensive assistance with dressing and personal hygiene; and used a walker and wheelchair for locomotion.”
Other documentation shows that the resident “was to remain in the facility, and no active discharge plan was put into place for the resident to return to the community.” The resident’s Comprehensive Plan of Care noted that “the resident was considered for long-term stay; there was no formal support in the community, and there were no plans for discharge at this time.”
However, a review of the resident’s completed rehabilitation services and Quarterly MDS Assessment revealed the resident “had improved in all areas of activities of daily living and cognitive status, and no longer used a walker and wheelchair.” There were “specific areas of improvement noted [and] that the resident was able to transfer independently, walked in the corridor with supervision and showed no cognitive impairment” based on the results of extensive tests.
The facility “did not ensure that the designated representative of [one resident] reviewed for notification of change was promptly informed of the change in the resident’s physical status. Specifically, there was no documented evidence that the designated representative was promptly informed of the resident’s significant unplanned weight loss of 14% and one month.”
The state investigators discussed the problem with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Unit Manager who stated that, “he had no recollection of discussing weight loss with the family representative but discussed a decline in the oral intake. The Unit Manager was unable to provide documented evidence [and could not] recall the specific date when this conversation occurred.”
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