East Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center received 16 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on January 14, 2022. The Bronx 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 take adequate steps to prevent accidents. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must provide residents with “adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” A February 2020 citation found that East Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center failed to ensure such. The citation specifically states that after a resident receiving one-on-one supervision suffered a fall in her room, there was no investigation initiated. The citation goes on to state that the resident had suffered “3 or more falls” in the previous three months, and had been assessed as at high risk for falls. In an interview, the facility’s Assistant Director of Nursing said that an accident report indicated that “resident was found on the floor and not that the 1:1 aide assigned to the resident actually witnessed the fall,” despite the aide’s duty to “constantly” supervise and observe the resident. The ADNS added that he believed an investigation was conducted “but cannot provide any information as to how the resident was found on the floor when a 1:1 aide was scheduled to be watching her.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the education of the ADNS by the Director of Nursing.