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Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received 24 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 6 inspections by state surveyors.

Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received 24 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 24, 2022. The East Greenbush nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not provide adequate pressure ulcer care. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must offer residents necessary treatment and services to promote the healing of pressure ulcers and to ensure that residents admitted without such do not develop them unless their condition renders it unavoidable. A January 2022 citation found that Evergreen Commons Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that the nursing home did not initiate treatment for two residents with pressure ulcers, did not complete treatment as ordered for one resident, and did not provide recommended pressure-reducing devices for two residents. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the assessment of the residents in question, the initiation of treatment for one of the residents, and the re-education of nursing staff. 

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Eddy Heritage House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 35 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 7 inspections by state surveyors.

Eddy Heritage House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 35 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 24, 2022. The Troy nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of seven inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following: Continue reading

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Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has received 44 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after the Ithaca nursing home was inspected 5 times by state surveyors.

Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 44 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 24, 2022. The Ithaca nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of five inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not ensure adequate infection control procedures. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to establish and maintain a program to prevent and control communicable diseases and infections. A July 2021 citation found that Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a licensed practical nurse “was observed at a distance closer than 6 feet with their surgical mask not covering their nose and mouth” while providing treatment to a resident, as well as other instances in which the resident was observed “the hall and at the nursing desk with incorrect mask use.” According to the citation, incorrect mask use contravened state Covid-19 guidance requiring the use of well-fitting masks that cover a person’s mouth and nose. In an interview, the facility’s infection control nurse said “masks were kept right on the resident care units and staff were expected to always wear them,” and further that masks “should cover the nose and be under the chin.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education of the nurse in question by the facility’s Director of Nursing.

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Groton Community Health Care Center received 43 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 as a direct result of 8 inspections by state surveyors.

Groton Community Health Care Center received 43 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 24, 2022. The Groton nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of eight inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately prevent accidents. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to ensure resident environments remain as free as possible of accident hazards. A September 2020 citation found that Groton Community Health Care Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident who “sustained a fall when the bed lock was broken and the bed moved during a transfer.” Their current bed, according to the citation, “was observed with a missing wheel lock.” In an interview, a certified nursing assistant said that “she did not know the lock was missing,” while a registered nurse unit manager said that “the brakes were to be locked at al times.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the provision to the resident of “an entirely new bed.” 

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Troy Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls received 42 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 3 inspections by state surveyors lead to the discovery of multiple deficiencies within the facility.

Troy Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls received 42 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 17, 2022. The Hoosick Falls nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of three inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents from abuse. Section 483.12 of the Federal Code provides nursing home residents “the right to be free from abuse.” An October 2021 citation found that Troy Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls failed to ensure such. The citation specifically states that the facility failed to ensure the maintenance of resident safety following an incident in which one resident’s hands were observed up another resident’s shirt. The citation states further that nearly one month after the incident, facility staff again observed the resident’s hand up the other resident’s shirt. In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing stated that “there should have been a victim care plan” initiated for the victim following the initial incident. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the implementation of “an educational program on trauma informed care” for all facility employees.

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Van Rensselaer Manor received 36 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after the Troy nursing home was inspected a total of 8 times by state surveyors.

Van Rensselaer Manor received 36 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 17, 2022. The Troy nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 8 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not take adequate steps to prevent and control infection. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to “establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program” that is designed in such a manner that it creates a “safe, sanitary and comfortable environment” that staves off the development and transmission of diseases and infections. An April 2021 citation found that Van Rensselaer Manor failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes the facility’s failure to ensure staff on a quarantined unit, in which all residents “were on contact and respiratory precautions,” wore gowns between resident encounters on a consistent basis and regularly performed hand hygiene. The citation goes on to describe the facility’s failure to ensure resident social distancing during dining, as well as its failure to ensure the adequate sanitizing of reusable equipment. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education of relevant staff.

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Troy Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation received 52 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 6 inspections by state surveyors found multiple deficiencies within the facility, including medication errors.

Troy Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation received 52 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 17, 2022. The Troy nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not keep medication rates low enough. Section 483.45 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes just ensure “Medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.” A February 2021 citation found that Troy Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a medication pass resulted in an error rate of 30.77%. Among other errors, the citation states, a medication that should have been administered with food was not administered with food; in another instance, a resident’s medications were administered late. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education of relevant staff.

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Sodus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center received 37 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 as a direct result of 10 inspections by state surveyors.

Sodus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center received 37 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 17, 2022. The Sodus nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 10 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not provide adequate pressure ulcer care. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must provide a degree of care that prevents residents who enter without pressure sores from developing them, unless their condition renders this unavoidable, and which provides necessary treatment and services to residents with pressure sores. A September 2020 citation found that Sodus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident who “was not wearing blue booties on both feet at all times and was not repositioned every two hours,” per their care plan. In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing stated that the resident should have been turned and positioned every two hours, and that “the booties should be worn at all times.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education of all staff on pressure ulcer treatment.

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Collar City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 65 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 10 inspections by state surveyors and their findings.

Collar City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 65 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 10, 2022. The Troy nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 10 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not keep medication error rates low enough. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must ensure “medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.” An April 2021 citation found that Collar City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that in one medication pass observed by state surveyors, there was a medication error rate of 9.68%. Among other things, the errors included a misapplication of artificial tear drops and the administering of medication to a resident whose systolic blood pressure was higher than the level at which staff were ordered to hold the medication. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of the Licensed Practical Nurse found responsible for the errors.

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Staten Island Care Center received 23 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 4 inspections by state surveyors.

Staten Island Care Center received 23 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 10, 2022. The Staten Island nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of four inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not properly implement infection-prevention measures. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires the establishment and maintenance, by nursing home facilities, of a program to prevent and control the development and spread of communicable diseases and infections. A February 2022 citation found that Staten Island Care Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that facility employees “not follow infection control guidelines while handling clean and soiled linen to prevent the spread of infection.” It goes on to describe observations that a Certified Nursing Assistant allowed clean and dirty linen to touch their uniform, in contravention of facility policy. In an interview, the CNA said that they “should have handled the clean linens correctly despite being under pressure with residents needing immediate care.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education and counseling of the CNA in question.

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