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Information & Ratings on Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Patchogue, New York
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Suffolk County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 120-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Patchogue and Suffolk County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
25 Schoenfeld Blvd
Patchogue, New York 11772
Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Suffolk Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing offers other services. Additional focused care includes stroke rehab, wound care, PICC management, oxygen management, IV (intravenous) antibiotics therapy, open-heart surgery recovery, cardiac therapy, palliative care, complex medical care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of New York and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
This nursing home also received two formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date June 10, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 10, 2016
The state investigators determined “the facility did not ensure that all interventions were implemented to prevent pressure ulcer development for [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.” Documentation shows of the resident “requires extensive to total assistance for bed mobility, transfers, toilet use, and personal hygiene.” There “were noted pressure ulcers, but the resident was at risk for the development of pressure ulcers; treatments documented in the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment included a turning/repositioning program.”
A review of the Wound Documentation Note revealed that the resident “had soft eschar (a dry scabbed or slough) area to the left heel [measuring] 4.0 cm x 4.5 cm x 0.1 cm. The doctor was aware in the left heel was diagnosed as a deep tissue injury. Heel booties were ordered for bilateral lower left extremities.” The nursing staff was to keep the resident’s heels raised and the bony prominences padded.
The survey team interviewed the Registered Nurse (RN) Unit Supervisor stated that “the direction for turning and repositioning was not clear in [the resident’s medical records]. She had the heel booties in place after the deep tissue injuries were discovered and that the Care Plan for At-Risk for Pressure Ulcer Development was not initiated until after the deep tissue injuries were discovered.”
According to investigators, the nursing home “did not ensure the resident environment remain as free from accident hazards as is possible and that each resident received adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” Specifically, one resident “had multiple falls, one of which resulted in a fractured left hip. There was no documented evidence that all the interventions were implemented that could have prevented the fall that resulted in a hip fracture.”
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