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Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Castleton On Hudson and Rensselaer County, New York. The 80-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
90 N Main Street
Castleton On Hudson, New York 12033
Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes medical care, clinical care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, social services, clinical care services, long-term care, and short-term rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing for $8,518 on March 15, 2018, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Castleton On Hudson New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 12, 2018
The state surveyors determine “the facility did not ensure that each resident received assistance devices to prevent accidents.” Specifically, for one resident, “the facility did not implement a care plan and intervention for an assistance device to be used in a wheelchair to reduce the resident’s risk of falls. This [failure] resulted in a fall from the wheelchair on May 14, 2018.”
The severely, cognitively impaired resident’s Accident & Incident Report dated March 5, 2018, noted that “the staff saw the resident slide out of the wheelchair onto the floor. No injuries were noted. A physical therapy evaluation was requested following the fall.”
Physical therapy “provided the resident with a pommel wedge cushion (a cushion with an upward-projecting protuberance at its front part to prevent the wheelchair-bound patient from slipping down on the seat).” A new Accident and Incident Report dated May 14, 2018, documented that “the resident was found on the floor in front of his wheelchair. The assessment documented a small laceration [measuring] 1.5 cm on the left eyebrow.”
An updated Comprehensive Care Plan dated May 17, 2018, noted a change in the size of the wheelchair cushion because the Rehabilitation Director stated “the resident had a cushion that was not appropriate for his wheelchair. The pommel wedge cushion was implemented after the fall.”
The Director stated that “it was not the cushion that she gave him in March. The original cushion that he had at the time of the fall in March was removed and replace with a wedge cushion.” The Director stated that “the chair is not that wide. He has a small man. She made a recommendation for the pommel wedge cushion. Nursing should follow rehab’s recommendations.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing stated that “the day before the fall in May, the resident was in the wheelchair at the Nurse’s Station. There was no cushion in his chair. She found the cushion in his room and placed the cushion under the resident.”
Mistreated at Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Riverside Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rensselaer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Castleton On Hudson.
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