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Information & Ratings on River Ridge Living Center, Amsterdam, New York
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This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Amsterdam and Montgomery County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
100 Sandy Drive
Amsterdam, New York 12010
River Ridge Living Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, River Ridge Living Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care and subacute rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of New York have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Cares According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date February 2, 2019
The state investigators determined “the facility did not ensure that residents receive treatment and care [that follow] professional standards of practice, the comprehensive person-centered Care Plan, and the resident’s choices.” Specifically, for one resident, “the facility did not ensure the resident’s leg wounds were assessed on admission, that they were measured and assessments documented with weekly wound rounds, that pressure sores were identified in treatments orders timely, and that a biopsy done on one of the necrotic sites was followed up on.”
For another resident, “the facility did not ensure the treatment was being provided to an open area.” A resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan for Impaired Skin Integrity documented on January 19, 2019, noted that “the resident had necrotic areas involving the right foot, anterior and posterior leg, thigh, and posterior buttocks. The skin was to be monitored with weekly wound rounds.”
The nursing staff was guided to document the assessment of the resident’s skin every shift and reposition the resident every two hours. The survey team reviewed the resident’s Admission Nursing Assessment that noted numerous wounds. However, the dressing previously applied before admission was not removed for assessment.
A subsequent Progress Note documented by a Registered Nurse (RN) noted that “the resident had a dressing from the toes to mid-thigh that was intact, and the dressing was not removed.” The “Coccyx area was purple and dark red blood intact.”
A Progress Note dated two days later by the RN “documented the right leg dressing was removed, the resident had extensive wounds from toes to the thigh. There are no measurements or wound and drainage descriptions documented for the wounds.”
The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated that “there was not a treatment for [the resident’s wounds that the LPN] was aware of.” The RN stated “that she was not aware of a treatment order and never went to the Treatment Administration Record” for review. The Director of Nursing stated that “he was not aware that there was no treatment being done to the left lateral calf” wound.
The Director stated that “there should have been audits to identify that the treatment was not on the Treatment Administration Record, and it should have been followed up on.”
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