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Information & Ratings on Westchester Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Mount Vernon, New York
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
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This long-term care center is a 240-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Mount Vernon and Westchester County, New York. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
10 Claremont Ave
Mount Vernon, New York 10550
Westchester Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Westchester Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, Cancer care, IV (intravenous) therapy, pain management, restorative nursing, diabetic care, short-term care, discharge planning, and post-surgical rehab.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.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New York State Nursing Home Report Website.
The state of New York and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 Provide the Right Treatment and Services to Residents Who Have a Mental or Psychosocial Problem Adjusting – citation #F319 date August 9, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility did not ensure that after a newly admitted resident displayed psychosocial at adjustment disorder, the resident was provided with appropriate intervention to address the problem.” Specifically, the resident’s “Plan of Care was not revised to include non-pharmacological measures to address [the issue].”
The investigators determined that “the effectiveness of anti-anxiety medications to address an increase in signs and symptoms of depression was not addressed.” The deficiency “was evident for [one resident] reviewed for behavior and emotional status.”
A review of the resident’s Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Care Plan from 2012, noted that “the resident was active been involved in activities of her interest and choice, light group activities, attended off unit programs, and had daily involvement in activities of her choice.”
At the time of the investigation, the resident’s Plan of Care for Adjustment “noted that the resident was having adjustment issues related to admission, which may affect mood and psychosocial well-being. The goal reflected in this plan was for the resident to receive daily opportunities for social contact and interactions. The interventions to achieve this goal were to encourage the resident to participate in activities of choice on-and-off the unit, to encourage ongoing family involvement, invite the resident’s family to attend events, activities, meals and Care Plan meetings.”
A facility psychiatrist diagnosed the resident “to have Anxiety Disorder (not otherwise specified) and noted that the goal for the use of the medication therapy was to decrease anxiety. No recommendations were mentioned to address the resident’s feeling of being unhappy or useless.”
After the psychiatrist reevaluated the resident, the doctor ordered an antianxiety medication as also an anti-stimulate. The resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated May 16, 2016, showed mild depression. The resident “was noted to have little interest in activities, feeling down and depressed, and having trouble when sleeping and concentrating.”
However, the Adjusted Plan of Care dated four days later “was not revised to address the findings from the above-mentioned psychiatric evaluations and [instead] the decline in participation in activities.”
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