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Information & Ratings on Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich, New York
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
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This long-term care home is an 82-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Norwich and Chenango County, New York. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
40 Park Street
Norwich, New York 13815
Valley View Manor Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Valley View Manor Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes cardiac care, wound care, intravenous (IV) therapy, palliative care, comfort care, respiratory and pain management, and restorative services involving occupational therapy.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state 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.
The nursing home received five 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.
The state of New York and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 December 9, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated for [three residents]. Specifically, there was no documentation that investigations were thorough and complete to rule out abuse, neglect, or mistreatment when [three residents] sustained falls.”
In one incident, a resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan documented that “the resident was at risk for falls related to admit and confusion, poor hearing, unsteady gait, use of pain medications, and recent surgery. The call bell was to be within reach at all times.”
Instructions for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) revealed that “the resident was to use a wheelchair for therapy. All other times, the resident was to utilize a bed or recliner type chair with legs elevated.” The nursing staff was guided to use a Hoyer (mechanical) lift when providing bed mobility and total assistance for transfers.
A review of a Nursing Progress Note documented that a CNA “notified the nurse of the resident was on the floor.” When the nurse arrived at the resident’s room, “the resident’s wheelchair was tipped against him. A family member was present. The CNA stated to the nurse she had asked the resident if you wanted to stay in his wheelchair until after dinner to allow care to be clustered with afternoon care, and the resident stated he would be okay.”
The note documented that “the wheelchair brakes were not on at the time of the fall. The resident stated he was not able to unlock the brakes without assistance. The family member and the resident were educated about safe transfers. The resident was sent to the emergency room for evaluation.”
There was no documentation “to rule out of abuse, neglect or mistreatment occurred when there was no documentation of the name of the CNA assigned to the resident to determine when care had last been provided or when the resident was last seen.” Also, “there was no additional staff statements with names and titles to determine the root cause of the fall.”
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