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Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while living in an Onondaga County nursing facility, contact the New York Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of dedicated abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.
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Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 513-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5075 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, New York 13215
Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term and short-term rehab, podiatry, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation And Nursing Home for $7,543 on December 19, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received twelve complaints and self-reported eight 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.
Syracuse New York Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and New York Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date December 19, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure residents were free from abuse. Specifically, the facility assessed [a resident] to be at risk for abusing others and did not develop and implement a plan to prevent abuse.” The investigation involved a resident who was assaulted while in another resident’s room.
“Following the incident of resident-to-resident abuse, interventions were not implemented as planned or order to prevent [the assaulting resident] from abusing others in the future.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in actual harm for [another resident] that is not an Immediate Jeopardy.
The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who scored high on “the potential to abuse others assessment completed on August 29, 2017, by a Registered Nurse (RN).” However, the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan revised on August 29, 2017, “contained no documentation related to [that resident’s] risk for abusing others a did not include a plan to prevent abuse.”
The assaulting resident’s Admission Nursing Assessment documented that that resident “was confused, oriented to person only, and the resident wandered.” The wandering resident’s medical record and Progress Note indicated that that resident “wandered into another resident’s room, the other resident asked him to leave, and then the other resident hit [that resident] over the head with a cane.”
The incident left the resident with “a large gash on the left side of his head that was bleeding.” By the time of the ambulance arrived, the resident “was not moving his left arm, had lacerations to the right arm and hand, and could not say what happened.”
The emergency room records indicated that the resident had been assaulted in the nursing home after wandering into another resident’s room and “was struck repeatedly with a cane until the cane broke. The resident had multiple wounds and a headache.” There was significant bleeding.
Was Your Loved One Injured at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home? Our Lawyers Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and 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 Onondaga County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Syracuse.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.