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According to New York State Department of Health records assessed on May 22nd, The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome has received a total of 31 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2021.

The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome received 31 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 20, 2022. The Rome nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of nine inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately implement accident-prevention measures. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to ensure resident environments are as free as possible of accident hazards, with adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A May 2021 citation found that The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a resident with a history of looking for showers in the facility, and who required supervision for bathing and ambulation, was found in a shower with first and second degree burns. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the suspension of two nursing aides and a licensed practical nurse “as there was no documentation completed that they did their hourly rounds that was part of their job, and failed to properly know the whereabouts of their residents at all times.”

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Golden Gate Rehabilitation & Health Care Center has received 18 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2021 after the Staten Island nursing home was inspected by state surveyors on three separate occasions.

Golden Gate Rehabilitation & Health Care Center received 18 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 20, 2022. The Staten Island 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 requires nursing homes to ensure residents have the right “to be free from abuse [and] neglect.” A March 2022 citation found that Golden Gate Rehabilitation & Health Care Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a Certified Nursing Assistant was witnessed punching a resident in the “right thigh area.” The CNA was suspended temporarily and later returned to work. In a separate instance, a licensed practical nurse observed a second CNA punching another resident on the arm, then throwing a pillow that hit the resident in the face. In a third instance, according to the citation, a CNA did not provide a resident with activities of daily living care, resulting in “immediate jeopardy and substandard quality of care with the likelihood for serious, injury, serious harm, serious impairment, or death.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the educational counseling of relevant staff.

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Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received 17 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2021 after a total of 6 inspections and state inspectors found multiple deficiencies within the facility.

Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received 17 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 20, 2022. The Vestal 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 adequately protect residents from accidents. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code mandates that nursing homes must ensure residents receive adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A November 2020 citation found that Vestal Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a resident “had a choking episode on a whole Brussels sprout and subsequently expired.” In an interview, a Licensed Practical Nurse remarked that the resident “was known to put too much food in their mouth and unit staff were aware the resident needed their food cut up,” adding that when they checked the resident after the incident, “their mouth was full and the items on the tray were barely cut and the Brussels sprouts were whole.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education of nursing staff. 

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Pinnacle Multicare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has received a total of 29 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2021 after the Rye nursing home was inspected 7 times by state surveyors.

Pinnacle Multicare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received 29 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 20, 2022. The Rye nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of seven inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents from the use of physical restraints. Section 483.10 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing home residents have the right “to be free from any physical or chemical restraints imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience, and not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.” A July 2021 citation found that Pinnacle Multicare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a resident “was observed with a lap buddy that had not been identified as a restraint.” In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing said that “the use of devices with this resident had been questioned in the past,” but the facility’s occupational therapist had told its nursing staff that the device “was not a restraint as the resident was able to remove it.” In a separate interview, the resident indicated that “they are not able to remove the lap buddy and staff has to take it out.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the reassessment of the resident and updating of their documentation to reflect the use of the lap buddy.

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Waters Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson received a total of 22 citations between 2018 and 2022 as a direct result of six inspections by state surveyors.

Waters Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson received 22 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2022. The Port Jefferson nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The citation did not effectively care for residents’ pressure ulcers. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must ensure residents receive a level of care adequate to prevent the avoidable development of pressure ulcers, and that residents with pressure ulcers receive care and services to promote both their healing and the development of additional ulcers. A February 2022 citation found that Waters Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident with a pressure ulcer on their right heel for whom “facility staff did not consistently conduct weekly assessments.” In fact, the citation states, the resident was not referred to the facility’s wound care team “until 18 days after the PU [pressure ulcer] was first identified.” In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing Services said that “should have been seen by the wound care nurse as soon as possible on the day of the PU identification.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the counseling and education of two certified nursing assistants.

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The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset received 20 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 3 inspections by state surveyors found multiple deficiencies within the facility.

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset received 20 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2022. The Nesconset nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of three inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately keep residents free from the use of unnecessary psychotropic drugs. Under Section 483.45 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must maintain resident drug regimens free from the unnecessary use of medications that have an effect on “brain activities associated with mental processes and behavior.” A 2019 citation found that The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident who was administer such a medication without documented evidence of an appropriate diagnosis or the development of a comprehensive care plan to address such a diagnosis. In an interview, the facility’s attending physician said he was unaware if the resident had a history that would merit the medication. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included a review of the resident’s medication and discontinuation of the medication.

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According to New York State Department of Health records recently accessed, Yonkers Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation received a total of 38 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022.

Yonkers Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation received 38 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2022. The Yonkers nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 15 inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not implement adequate accident prevention measures. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code maintains that nursing homes must ensure resident environments remain as free as possible of accident hazards, while providing residents with “adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” A December 2021 citation found that Yonkers Gardens Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a resident at high risk for elopement “exited the facility through the main lobby, undetected by staff,” who did not discover them until the following day. The citation goes on to describe a separate instance in which a second resident at high risk for elopement “exited the facility twice unnoticed by the staff.” In a third instance described by the citation, a third resident at high risk from elopement exited the facility “through a tunnel that led to the hospital grounds” and was found in a park one block away from the nursing home. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education and counseling of relevant staff, as well as the termination of a security guard assigned to monitor the facility’s main lobby.

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Westhampton Care Center received 17 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after a total of 4 inspections by state surveyors.

Westhampton Care Center received 17 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2022. The Westhampton nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of four inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not properly ensure the prevention and control of infection. Under Section 483.80 of the Federal Code, nursing homes “must 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.” A January 2022 citation found that Westhampton Care Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a Licensed Practical Worse “did not wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when providing medications and checking blood sugar” for a resident on contact and droplet precautions. It goes on to state that the LPN “did not wear gloves while administering insulin” to the resident, and describes two separate instances in which staffers failed to wear proper PPE while tending to residents on contact and droplet precautions, in contravention of the facility’s Covid-19 policies. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the counseling of relevant staff.

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According to New York State Department of Health records, Quantum Rehabilitation and Nursing has received 30 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022.

Quantum Rehabilitation and Nursing received 30 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 6, 2022. The Middle Island nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of eight inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately prevent the administration of unnecessary drugs. Section 483.45 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to keep their residents’ drug regimens “free from unnecessary drugs.” An April 2021 citation found that Quantum Rehabilitation and Nursing failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes an instance in which a resident received antipsychotic medications in the absence of behavioral indications for such a medication. In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing Services stated that “non-pharmacological interventions should be attempted prior to the start of an Antipsychotic medication,” and further that “behaviors that warranted the start of the medication should be documented.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the in-servicing of licensed nurses. 

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St. Johnland Nursing Center received 35 citations for being in violation of public health code between 2018 and 2022 after the Kings Park nursing home had been inspected a total of 9 times by state surveyors.

St. Johnland Nursing 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 May 6, 2022. The Kings Park nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of nine inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not effectively prevent accidents. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must provide residents with adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A July 2020 citation found that St. Johnland Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes the facility’s failure to implement “an effective system in place to monitor and supervise residents at risk for elopement and unsafe wandering behaviors.” It goes on to describe a resident with a history of elopement whom facility staff “did not supervise… as directed,” and who subsequently “was able to pass two alarmed doors to successfully elope from the facility.” The resident was later found “approximately 2.8 miles away walking down the road.” The citation describes this deficiency as posing “Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the termination of  of a registered nurse responsible for providing the resident with enhanced supervision.

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