River Ridge Living Center

100 Sandy Drive
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Montgomery County
Phone: 518-843-3503
Provider Number: 335422
Last Inspection: 03/06/2014

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
120
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
117
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
3
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
98%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Resident
Type of Ownership
Type of Ownership
For profit - Corporation
Within a Hospital?
Within Hospital?
NO

State Inspection Deficiencies About State Inspection Deficiencies

Findings in these inspections do not present a complete picture of the quality of care provided. Information in this database should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources, as well as a visit to the nursing home. We suggest you use our Nursing Home Checklist to help evaluate the nursing homes you plan to visit.


Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Region


  • Facility
  • County
  • NY
  • USA
  • 23
  • 13
  • 15
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 23
  • 6
  • 3
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

3/6/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2014
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2014
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/2/2014
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2014
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2014
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/2/2014
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2014
 

2/19/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/15/2013
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/15/2013
 

1/6/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/29/2012


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

 

11/4/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/5/2014
 

7/21/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 9/19/2014
 

7/16/2012 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/14/2012
Failed To: Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/14/2012

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg NY State Avg
Number of Residents 117 115.40 167.85
Registered Nurses 0.43 0.49 0.72
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.13 1.07 0.83
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.75 2.01 2.33
Total Staff Hours 3.31 3.57 3.89

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% NY State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 8 7 7
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 4 2 2
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 0 6 11
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 7 5 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 12 21 17
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 0 6 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 1 0 3
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 2 2 3
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 2 0 1
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 13 20 14
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 3 5 2
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 17 8 5
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 43 46 44
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 1 3 2
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 2 18 13
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 1 7 15
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 4 8 14
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 1 1