An Orange County Nursing Home, Wingate at Beacon, was fined almost $50,000 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for violations found during a February 5, 2008 inspection of the facility. Four of the violations were designated as placing residents’ in immediate jeopardy to their health or safety.
CMS found that the nursing home:
- Failed to ensure the facility was free of dangers that cause accidents;
- Failed to establish a group that is legally responsible for writing and setting up policies for managing the nursing home (the facility failed to hire a properly licensed administrator);
- Failed to administer the facility in such a fashion to result in the highest possible level of well-being for each resident;
- Failed to appoint a physician as the medical director.
In addition, the Orange County, New York nursing home was also cited for violations regarding its care for residents with a risk of developing bedsores or pressure sores.
Inspection finds 30 violations at nursing home in Beacon, Christian Livermore, Time-Herald Record – Recordonline.com, August 28, 2008