Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Pressure Ulcer Citation

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Long Beach Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center has received 26 citations for being in violation of public health code since 2018 after a total of 6 surveys by state inspectors.

Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 26 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on April 22, 2022. The Long Beach nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not take proper steps to protect residents from accidents. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must ensure resident environments are as free as possible of accident hazards. A July 2021 citation found that Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a resident “was observed with four razors within their room,” and another instance in which “oral medications were left unattended” by a nurse on a resident’s over-bed table. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education and in-servicing of the staffers in question.

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The nursing home was cited for failing to protect the residents from accidents, they did not provide sufficient pressure ulcer care, and the nursing home did not maintain food safety standards after finding that the kitchen had not been properly cleaned.

2. The nursing home did not provide adequate pressure ulcer care. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing homes are required to ensure residents with pressure ulcers receive a professional level of care to promote healing, prevent infection, and prevent the development of new ulcers. A July 2021 citation found that Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident admitted with a deep tissue injury for whom “there was no documented assessment” of the wound. In an interview, the facility’s wound care coordinator stated that “the length, width, and depth of the DTI were not assessed,” and that they did not have an explanation for this. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the educational counseling of relevant staff.

3. The nursing home did not maintain proper food safety standards. Section 483.60 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must ensure the storage, preparation, distribution, and service of food according to professional food services safety standards. A July 2021 citation found that Long Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which the kitchen’s “cooking range hood panels were observed to be soiled with heavy grime, grease, soot and debris build up.” In an interview, the facility’s food service director told a surveyor that “they could not assign staff to clean the exterior parts of the hood and its panels because three of the dietary staff were on vacation,” and that he had called a cleaning company to come clean the hood. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the cleaning of the hood and the in-servicing of dietary staff.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC work diligently to protect the rights of nursing home residents.  Please contact us to discuss in the event you have a potential case involving neglect or abuse.

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