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The Shore Winds Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Monroe County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
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The Shore Winds Nursing Home
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Rochester and Monroe County, New York. The 229-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
425 Beach Avenue
Rochester, New York 14612
The Shore Winds Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Shore Winds Nursing Home Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes specialized dementia care, peritoneal dialysis, intensive rehab, IV (intravenous) therapy for hydration and antibiotics, orthopedic post-surgical restored of care, hospice, and short-term rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both New York and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
The nursing home received fourteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Rochester New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the New York Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date July 13, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure that the designated representative for [one resident] reviewed for notification of change was promptly informed of an accident in a timely manner.” Specifically, the severely, cognitively impaired resident’s representative “was not informed timely of a fall with an injury resulting in a hospital transfer.”
A review of the Incident/Accident Report revealed that “the resident was found on the floor with a bump on the left forehead and limited mobility to the left arm. The report revealed that the Nurse Practitioner was notified [at 4:30 AM], and the resident was to be sent to the hospital emergency room for questionable shoulder dislocation versus fracture.”
A Progress Note documented by a Registered Nurse (RN) revealed that “the resident was observed by staff on the floor 4:25 AM. The RN documented that the resident was unable to use his left arm, and the Nurse Practitioner was notified.” The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) documented that they had called the ambulance and notified the hospital that the resident was being transferred.
The Incident/Accident Report “revealed that the responsible party was notified [on that day] at 12:15 PM.” However, “the Director of Nursing stated that the family should be notified when a resident is transferred to the hospital” and not eight hours later. The Director stated that “every attempt should be made to notify the family [before] the resident’s transfer to the hospital. However, if that is not possible due to the situation, the family should be notified within the hour, and the notification should be documented in the Progress Notes.”
The actions by the nursing staff were not timely and failed to follow the facility’s policy that directs that “the facility shall promptly notify the resident, his or her Physician, and representative of changes in the resident’s medical/mental condition or status.”
Abused at The Shore Winds Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at The Shore Winds Nursing Home? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Monroe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rochester.
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