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Sapphire Nursing at Wappingers Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Sapphire Nursing at Wappingers
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 62-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Wappingers Falls and Dutchess County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
37 Mesier Avenue
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Wappingers Falls New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date April 4. 2018
The state investigative team determined “the facility did not ensure [to follow the] implemented the investigation component of its abuse prohibition protocol for [one resident] reviewed for abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Specifically, the facility did not thoroughly investigate an allegation that a staff member hit [the resident] to rule out abuse and mistreatment.”
A review of the Record of Complaint dated January 1, 2018, documented that “another resident reported to [the resident’s] family member that a staff member hit [their loved one]. This record indicated that statements were gathered from staff members, body audit was completed, and the Physician was consulted. The conclusion/findings of this record revealed that the resident who reported the incident to the family member has severe cognitive deficits [and] confusion and was not considered to be a reliable source of information.”
The investigation concluded that “there was no evidence to support the claim of the resident who reported the alleged incident and that this complaint was unsubstantiated.” The Social Worker who investigated and wrote to report [in January], was interviewed by the survey team on March 28, 2018.
The surveyor “brought to her attention that the conclusion of the allegation was not substantiated was made without any evidence that attempts were made to identify potential witnesses who could have known something about this incident.” The Social Worker stated that “staff should have been interviewed. The Administrator concurred with this on April 4, 2018.”
The surveyors also concluded that “there was no documented evidence that statements were obtained as to who was on the unit, who possibly had contact with the resident’s, or who witnessed anything across all shifts at least the day or evening close to the date of the allegation.”
The surveyors say that “potential witnesses were not identified, no other method of validating the allegation such as viewing video was attempted in accordance with the facility’s policy and procedure on an investigation of allegations of abuse, neglect or mistreatment.” During an interview with the facility Administrator, it was revealed that “this procedure should have been done.”
The facility’s Investigation Guide states that “it is important that the facility investigations are thoroughly investigated. Statements from roommates, volunteers, visitors, or any other individuals who may have been in the area of the incident took place and may have been a witness to the incident must be obtained.”
Abused at Sapphire Nursing at Wappingers? Our Attorneys Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Sapphire Nursing at Wappingers? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Dutchess County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wappingers Falls.
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