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Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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This permanently closed long-term care center is a "for profit" 100-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Tonawanda and Erie County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2799 Sheridan DriveFinancial Penalties and Violations
Tonawanda, New York 14150
The state of New York and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home received nine complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
The federal government and New York Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date March 16, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility did not ensure that each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” One resident “reviewed for accidents lacked evidence that safety interventions were revised and implemented to prevent further falls.”
The fall and accident investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who is “rarely/never understood or understands [others]. The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented that the resident requires the assistance of two people for bed mobility, transfer by mechanical lift, dressing, toilet use, and personal hygiene.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan that revealed the resident “was identified at risk for falls due to a history of falls.” The Care Plan included the use of “a wing mattress, floor mats on the left and right side of the bed and monitored the resident’s position in bed during rounds. An audio monitor was added on January 15, 2018.”
However, the Comprehensive Care Plan documents of the approaches for the use of the bed and chair alarm was discontinued on November 15, 2017.” A Resident/Visitor Accident & Incident Report on numerous occasions from November 1, 2017, to March 11, 2018, revealed that the resident “had twenty-two falls while in the facility.”
On one occasion documented on November 25, 2017, the resident “was found on the floor in his room next to his bed. The planned intervention was to continue the current Care Plan.” Two weeks later, on December 9, 2017, the “resident was found on the floor in his room next to his bed with a 14.0 cm x 6.0 cm skin tear on his left arm. The planned intervention was to check for sharp edges in his room, and the resident was sent to the hospital.”
A report documented on January 3, 2018, indicated the resident “was found on the floor in the dining room. The planned intervention was to continue the current Care Plan, and Hospice was notified. There were no revisions made to the Comprehensive Care Plan to ensure resident safety.”
On February 17, 2018, the resident “had a witnessed fall in the dining room on the second floor. The intervention was to send the resident to the hospital after the second fall. However, there were no revisions made to the Comprehensive Care Plan to address the repeated falls and to ensure resident safety.”
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