Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: Pressure Ulcer Citations

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The New York nursing home received 38 citations between 2017 and 2021, including for infection control lapses.

Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received received 38 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to health records accessed on March 38, 2021. The Oneonta nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of three surveys by state inspectors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents from infectious disease. Under Section 483.80 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must develop and uphold policies and procedures that help prevent the transmission of infection. A June 2019 citation found that Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that in connection to one resident; the nursing home “the facility did not ensure soiled attends with feces was discarded appropriately”; in connection to a second resident, the nursing home did not uphold infection control standards during a dressing change; and in connection to two other residents, the nursing home did not ensure the proper administration of a test. The citation states that these deficiencies had the “potential to cause more than minimal harm.”

2. The nursing home did not properly care for residents’ pressure ulcers. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to ensure that residents with pressure ulcers are provided with care to prevent the development of new ulcers or deterioration of existing ulcers. A June 2019 citation found that Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that one resident’s pressure ulcer was not treated in accordance with their physician’s order, and that in connection to another resident, the nursing home “did not ensure measures to prevent the development or deterioration or pressure ulcers were implemented.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the counseling of nursing staff.

3. A September 2017 citation also found that Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to provide pressure ulcer care in compliance with Section 483.25 of the Federal Code. The citation states specifically that the nursing home did not timely perform pressure ulcer assessments for two residents. The citation states that this deficiency had the “potential to cause more than minimal harm” to residents. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses.

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