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Information & Ratings on Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Vestal, 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 Broome 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.Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 180-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Vestal and Broome County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1501 Route 26 South,
Vestal, New York 13850
Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term and short-term care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and respite services.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and New York have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date March 7, 2019
The state investigators determined that the “facility did not ensure all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect, or abuse were thoroughly investigated or reported timely.” Specifically, one resident “had a fall resulting in a fracture [and the] facility did not identify the resident’s Care Plan was not followed and the incident was not reported to the New York State Department of Health as required.”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance from staffed for bed mobility and transfers.” The resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Care Guide dated February 1, 2019, documented that the resident “was at risk for falls related to weakness, history of falls, and the inability to maintain positioning. Interventions included non-skid socks, and his bed was to be in the lowest position with fall mats on both sides of the bed.”
The documentation revealed that “he was at risk for impaired skin integrity and was to be turned and repositioned every two hours and required assistance from staff with toileting needs.” A review of the Progress Note dated February 11, 2019, at 5:51 AM indicated that the Registered Nurse (RN) “was called to the unit to assess [the resident] after a fall.”
The resident “was lying on his right side with his head next to the foot of the bed. He was assessed, denied pain or discomfort, and no injuries were identified at that time. He was unable to state what happened.”
The report indicated that the resident had been found on the floor in a wet incontinence brief by the CNA, who stated that “she did not know the possible cause of the fall.” However, “the computerized documentation system show that the resident was not toileted all night.” Additionally, the report “did not contain any documentation the resident was checked or toileted from 12:30 AM until 5:15 AM. There was no documentation in the report that the resident was turned and repositioned” during that time.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Contact the New York nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Broome County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Vestal.
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