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Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while living in a Oneida 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 financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Boonville and Oneida County, New York. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
232 Academy Street
Boonville, New York 13309
Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, respiratory therapy, respite care, wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, tracheostomy care, and post-surgical care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
New York nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
Boonville New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the New York Department of Public Health website.
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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 30, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated for [one resident].” Specifically, one resident “had falls from a Merry Walker (an ambulation device), investigations were not done, and interventions were not put into place to prevent a recurrence.”
The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “requires supervision with locomotion, and she had one fall during the assessment period without major injury.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment documented that the resident “had a restraint (a chair that prevents rising) and it was used daily.”
A Nursing Progress Note dated June 17, 2017, documented that at 7:20 AM, “the resident fell in the lobby, she had swelling to the left forehead extending to the left side of the face to the side of the head.” The resident was “transferred to the hospital for evaluation.”
At 11:45 AM on the same day, a Registered Nurse (RN) documented that “the resident returned from the hospital with a large facial ecchymosis (bruising) to the left side of her face.” From June 19, 2017, through July 29, 2017, the Nursing Progress Notes document that “the resident utilized her Merry Walker daily.”
A Nursing Progress Note documents that approximately 9:35 PM on July 28, 2017, “the resident was found tipped over in her Merry Walker [with her] right arm trapped underneath the walker and the floor. The resident’s right arm had ¼ inch size bruise, was swollen, and orders were obtained for an x-ray. The x-ray was negative."
A subsequent note of the following day at 1:15 PM indicated that “the resident had extensive bruising to the right elbow and the right side, and pain when touched. The resident’s family requested an x-ray of the ribs on the right side, and orders were obtained.” By 2:32 PM, the resident was yelling, “ouch when the right side was palpated.” The resident had facial grimacing.
At 10:04 PM, the x-ray report was received indicating that the resident “had right third and fourth rib fractures and a right clavicle fracture.” There was “no documented evidence that either fall was investigated to determine the root cause or if the Care Plan had been followed.”
Need to Hold Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oneida County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Boonville.
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