Failure to Meet Minimum Standards In New York Nursing Homes Leads To Fines And Sanctions

According to a Long-Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) report released this week, 16 New York nursing homes were fined by the federal government for failing to comply with quality care requirements. In addition, 10 New York nursing homes were fined by the state.

Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid received the most severe sanction, a $75,497.50 fine, stemming from August 8, 2008 survey results. The following New york facilities were also fined by the federal government:

The Baptist Home at Brookmeade, Rhinebeck, $13,780 Beechtree Care Center, Ithaca, $6,100 Blossom Health Care Center, Rochester, $6,825 Delaware Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Buffalo, $487.50 Folts Home, Herkimer, $10,000 Garden Gate Health Care Facility, Cheektowaga, $4,800 Glendale Home, Scotia, $20,800 Gold Crest Care Center, Bronx, $18,712.50 Mount Loretto Nursing Home, Amsterdam, $26,250 Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility-Cortland, $14,250 Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility-Hilltop, Niskayuna, $3,000 Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Far Rockaway, $4,875 Park Ridge Nursing Home, Rochester, $6,045 Wayne County Nursing Home Lyons, $5,200 Willoughby Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Brooklyn, $44,687.50
As alluded to above, the following 10 NY nursing homes were fined New York State:

Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, Albany, $2,000 Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush, $8,000 Evergreen Valley Nursing Home, Plattsburgh, $2,000 Highfield Gardens Care Center of Great Neck, Great Neck, $6,000 John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility, Yaphank, $4,000 Kateri Residence Manhattan, $4,000 Summit Park Nursing Care Center, Pomana, $12,000 Syracuse Home Association, Baldwinsville, $2,000 Terence Cardinal Cooke HCC, Manhattan, $6,000 Village Center for Care, Manhattan, $2,000
LTCCC publishes information regarding enforcement actions taken by the federal and state governments against nursing homes. The Coalition’s goal is to improve care for the elderly and disabled. If you are interested in assisting the Coalition achieve its goals, please view its homepage and/or its sister website, Nursing Home 411.

Other Website Resources:

Lake Placid Nursing Home, Others Sanctioned, North County Gazette, June 15, 2009.

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