Three nursing homes in Brooklyn, New York, were fined for placing their respective residents in jeopardy. Wartburg Nursing Home in Brooklyn was fined $10,400 by State and Federal inspectors for failing to administer care “in a way that leads to the highest possible level of well-being for each resident.” Since then, the facility has laid off more than 50 staff members. Residents indicate that the care since the layoff has been even worse.
Norwegian Christian Home & Health Center in Dyker Heights was fined $3,575 for failing to keep the home free of dangers and ensure a high quality of life for residents. Schulman & Schachne Institute for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Brownsville, New York was fined $4000.00 stemming from an incident involving a resident smoking cigarettes.
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Three Brooklyn nursing homes slapped with fines for conditions dangerous to patients, New York daily News, Erin Durkin, March 11, 2009.