As we have previously explained on the New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog, Medicare rates all New York nursing homes based on three criteria:
1) Findings during health inspections;
2) Nursing home staffing; and
3) Quality measures.
The following nursing homes in Bronx, NY received the lowest rating from Medicare (one out of five stars - much below average):
Beth Abraham Health Services
Bronx Center For Rehabilitation & Health
East Haven and Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Gold Crest Care Center
Jewish Home & Hospital For the Aged
Morris Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Pelham Parkway Nursing Center
Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility
The homes received such low grades for a variety of reasons including failing to provide proper care to resident "at risk" for developing bedsores (pressure sores, decubiti); failing to prevent falls and fractures, failing to properly assess residents, failing to properly implement appropriate plans of care, failing to properly monitor resident lab values, failing to properly prevent elopement, failing to provide appropriate nutrition or hydration, and failing to prevent physical and sexual abuse.