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St. Johns Health Care Corporation Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Monroe County nursing facility, 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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This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Rochester and Monroe County, New York. The 455-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
150 Highland AvenueIn addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, St. Johns Health Care Corporation Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes adult day care, respite care, transitional care, enhanced assisted living in senior Independent living options, hospice, comfort care, and Alzheimer’s/dementia care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Rochester, New York 14620
The investigators for the federal government and state of New York 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.
This nursing facility also received seven complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date August 31, 2016
The state investigative team determined “the facility did not assess the resident for the use of the least restrictive type of restraint. The issue involved lack of an assessment and guidelines for the use of a Geri-chair with a tray table.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessments indicated that “restraints were not used. The Current Nursing Kardex documented that “the resident may use a tray table with a Geri-chair and to remove every two hours and as needed for a position change or hygiene.” However, “the Kardex did not indicate when or why to use the Geri-chair with a tray table.”
A review of the Physical Therapy Plan of Care did not include “an evaluation for restraint use. There was no documented Occupational Therapy evaluation in the medical record.” A review of the Comprehensive Care Plan documents that “the resident has a need for physical restraint (Geri-chair with a tray table) related to dementia with behavioral disturbances.”
There were documented approaches that included “to assess/record/report to the Physician any ongoing need for the continued use of the restraint, review of the restraint side effects and the plan freed the use with the family, educate for potential risk, benefits, and alternatives.” The document states that the nurses are to “obtain physical and occupational therapy consuls for consideration of the least restricted devices.”
However, a review of the resident’s medical notes revealed “no documentation regarding the use of the restraint, the medical symptoms for which the restraint was targeted, or the continued need for the use.” The surveyors noted that there was “no documentation the progress Notes to reflect an assessment was completed for the restraint use, the least restricted device to be used, alternatives to the restraint utilized or education of the family regarding the risks and benefits” of using restraint.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated, abused, or neglected while living at St. Johns Health Care Corporation 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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