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Information & Ratings on Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, Watertown, New York
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Watertown and Jefferson County, New York. The 272-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
133 Pratt St
Watertown, New York 13601
Samaritan Keep Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Samaritan Keep Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, lung care, pain management, sleep disorder care, wound care, infusion, cancer care, behavioral health care, and surgical care.
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Samaritan Keep Nursing Home for $14,043 on December 15, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility also self-reported three serious problems 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.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New York and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 27, 2017
The state surveyors determine “the facility did not ensure that all alleged violations involving abuse were reported immediately to the Administrator of the facility. Specifically, [one resident] made an allegation of abuse against one family member and when the allegation was reported to the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and Social Worker, they did not report the allegation to the Administrator of the facility immediately.”
In a second incident, another resident “sustained a bruise of unknown origin, and the facility had not completed the investigation to rule out abuse or neglect.”
Concerning the first incident, a Registered Nurse (RN) Manager Progress Note dated on April 20, 2017, at 5:00 PM documented that on that day three hours earlier at 2:00 PM, “she was notified that the resident went out with her husband [four days earlier].” The staff member knew the resident “was tearful when she returned, and on April 18, 2017, the resident told a staff member that she was sexually abused while she was out of the facility.”
The RN Manager documented that she immediately informed the Administrator, Director of Nursing, and called the police. The Incident Report dated April 20, 2017, documented the incident had occurred four days earlier. Other information included a Ward Clerk statement indicating that she had a discussion with the resident. The resident told the Ward Clerk that “her husband yelled at her, made her cry, and sexually abused her when she went home with him.” The Board Clerk documented she notified the LPN and the Social Worker “of the allegations when she returned to the unit.”
The Ward Clerk stated that “when the resident talked about the allegations, she was crying and afraid and “told her she was sexually abused when she went home.” The resident “seem scared, so [the clerk] provided her with reassurance.”
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