Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center: Multiple Abuse Citations

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Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center has received 19 citations for being in violation of public health code after a total of five state inspections between 2018 and 2022.

Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center received 19 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 Massapequa nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of five inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately keep residents free from abuse. Section 483.12 of the Federal Code guarantees nursing home residents “the right to be free from abuse.” A November 2021 citation found that Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which one resident hit another when the former was “attempting to lower the television volume” in the latter’s room. The latter resident was subsequently taken to a local hospital “with a hematoma to the right abdomen and a lip laceration with 3 sutures.” In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing Services told a surveyor that an internal investigation “determined that the case was not abuse because there were prevention methods in place and the residents had no history of altercations.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the in-servicing of staff on the facility’s resident-to-resident altercation policy.

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Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center did not keep the residents free from abuse from other residents and they did not provide the residents with quality care.

2. Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center was also cited for a failure to ensure compliance with Section 483.12 of the Federal Code in October 2019. According to this citation, the facility failed to prevent abuse in an instance in which a resident who had been identified as having aggressive behaviors hit another resident “all over her body” with a call bell. The citation goes on to state that the aggressor “not supervised after the incident and proceeded to strike another resident,” who subsequently pushed the first resident to the floor, causing an unspecified spinal injury. In a separate instance described by the citation, a Licensed Practical Nurse “was observed on video surveillance hitting, kicking and pushing” the above-described aggressive resident on multiple occasions. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the suspension and termination of the LPN, as well as a certified nursing assistant.

3. The nursing home did not provide residents with an adequate quality of care. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing homes are required to provide residents “treatment and care in accordance with professional standards of practice, the comprehensive person-centered care plan, and the residents’ choices.” A November 2021 citation found that Parkview Care and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that when a resident was admitted to the facility from a local hospital with a redacted diagnoses, the nursing home “did not follow up with the hospital to obtain the missing paperwork to reconcile all medications.” As a result, the citation states, the resident did not receive one of their medications until roughly three months later. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the in-servicing of nursing 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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