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Sunnyside Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Sunnyside Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of East Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York. The 80-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
7000 Collamer Rd
East Syracuse, New York 13057
Sunnyside Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sunnyside Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes nutritional care, Physician services, therapeutic recreation, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of New York and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
East Syracuse New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the New York Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date June 30, 2016
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date June 30, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure [five residents] reviewed for bed rails were free from physical restraints not required to treat medical symptoms. Specifically, five residents] had two half side bed rails without a thorough and accurate assessment to ensure the need for the devices, and that the least restricted devices were used.”
The surveyors reviewed one resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that shows that the moderately, cognitively impaired resident “requires extensive assistance of one staff member for bed mobility and two staff members for transfer and, had impairment to both legs.”
The resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan documented that the resident “was at risk for falls related to generalized weakness, deconditioning, and visual impairment.” The documentation shows that the resident “leaned to the left side, had bed rails in place, and to refer to the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Care Card” for instructions. However, “there was no documentation in the resident’s record that a restraint assessment was completed to determine if bed rails were used as a restraint or that the facility educated the resident regarding the risks of side rail use.”
The nursing home “did not ensure all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated for [seven residents]. Specifically, “there was no documentation a thorough and complete investigation was conducted when [five residents] had multiple falls; when [another resident] was involved in a resident-to-resident altercation, and when [three residents] head injuries of unknown origin.”
Also, “an investigation was not completed when [a resident] had an unidentified medication omission error, and it was not reported to the New York State Department of Health as required.” In one incident involving an elopement from the facility, “the Administrator and Director of Nursing stated they would not necessary to an investigation of the resident did not exit the building.” Neither the Administrator nor the Director of Nursing “knew what occurred when the resident attempted to exit the building on June 20, 2016.”
Mistreated at Sunnyside Care Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Sunnyside Care Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Onondaga County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including East Syracuse.
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