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Information & Ratings on Silver Lake Specialized Rehabilitation and Care Center, Staten Island, New York
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
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This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Staten Island and Richmond County, New York. The 278-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
275 Castleton Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10301
Silver Lake Specialized Rehabilitation and Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Silver Lake Specialized Rehabilitation and Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice, short-term rehab, sub-acute care, therapeutic recreation, palliative care, pain management, extensive hospice rehabilitation, diabetes management, and Alzheimer’s/dementia care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date July 16, 2018
The state investigative team determined “the facility did not ensure that residents were free from physical restraints. Specifically, the facility did not identify a lap buddy as a restraint. There were no assessments done to determine the medical symptoms being treated with the use of the lap buddy, and there were no Physician’s orders for the lap buddy.”
Additionally, “there was no ongoing reevaluation to assess the continued use of the lap buddy and whether less restrictive alternatives could be used.” The investigation involved three residents “reviewed for physical restraint.”
The surveyors reviewed one resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that showed the severely, cognitively impaired resident “had no behavioral symptoms.” The resident did not ambulate and “requires total assistance of two people for transfer, bed mobility, bathing, and toileting.” There was no documented evidence that restraint was being used in the MDS.
The resident was observed on the morning of July 9, 2018, “in the day room on the third-floor unit” while acting “alert and awake. The resident was sitting in a wheelchair with a lap buddy attached. There was a tray table in front of the resident, and the table wheels tucked into the resident’s feet.”
At that time, “there were no items on the table.” The resident “appeared confused and was unable to make a verbal conversation with the State Surveyor. The resident was not able to release the lap buddy belts when asked.” Subsequent observation of the resident was made approximately 1.5 hours later “in the basement recreation room with the lap buddy in place.”
There was “no documented evidence in the medical record that the resident was assessed for the use of the lap buddy. There was no documented evidence that the resident’s lap buddy was re-assessed after the resident fell from the wheelchair.”
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