Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center received 130 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on September 2, 2022. The Campbell Hall nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 35 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:
1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents from accident hazards. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to provide residents with environments as free as possible of accident hazards and with adequate staff supervision to prevent accidents. A November 2021 citation found that Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes one resident who suffered a fall, but for whom the nursing home did not provide an assessment or “adequate supervision and monitoring to maintain safety.” It similarly describes a second resident who suffered a fall, but for whom the nursing home “did not provide continued monitoring post fall.” In an interview, the facility’s Assistant Director of Nursing said that “a fall risk assessment and investigation was not completed and that they should have been completed.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the completion of investigations to rule out abuse and mistreatment.
2. The nursing home did not implement sufficient measures to ensure the prevention and control of infection. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to “establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.” An April 2022 citation found that Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes two certified nursing assistants who failed to perform hand hygiene during lunch service. One CNA was observed touching a chair, removing their jacket, placing a barrier pad on a chair, then sitting and assisting a resident with their meal without performing hand hygiene. The other CNA was similarly observed wheeling a second resident into the dining room, adjusting their chair, sitting down, and assisting the resident without performing hand hygiene. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the in-servicing of the CNAs regarding proper hand hygiene.
3. Campbell Hall Rehabilitation Center was also cited for infection control lapses in a November 2021 citation. This citation describes one instance in which a nurse changing a resident’s wound dressing did not wash their hands between removing soiled gloves and donning new ones, “thus cross contaminating the wound and wound supplies.” It also describes an instance in which the same LPN was observed with no gloves on, without washing their hands, after disposing soiled linens. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of relevant staff on hand hygiene protocol and infection control practices.
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