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The Bronx nursing home has received 18 citations during the most recent reporting period.

Casa Promesa has received 18 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on June 4, 2021. The facility has also received $4,000 in fines since 2019. The Bronx nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of five surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

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The nursing home in Batavia, New York has received citations and fines.

Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation has received 39 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 28, 2021. The facility has also received $32,000 in fines since 2017. The Batavia nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of ten surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not take adequately prevent infection. Under Section 483.80 of the Federal Code, nursing homes are required to create and maintain an infection prevention and control program in order to mitigate the spread of infection and disease. A June 2020 citation found that Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the nursing home “did not maintain an Infection Control Program to ensure the health and safety of residents to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 for two… of five units.” It goes on to describe staff members who “did not use the appropriate PPE… on a unit where residents were potentially exposed to COVID-19,” and who additionally did not properly wear face masks or perform hand hygiene. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the counseling and re-education of relevant staff.

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The nursing home in Medina, New York has received citations and fines.

Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has received 28 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 28, 2021. The facility has also received $28,000 in fines since 2015. The Medina nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of four surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not take proper measures to prevent infection. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to prevent the development and transmission of transmissible diseases and infections by establishing and upholding an infection control program. A February 2021 citation found that Orchard Rehabilitation & Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that during the Covid-19 pandemic, the nursing home did not ensure its staff applied and removed personal protective equipment when they entered Covid-19 units. The citation goes on to state that the nursing home did not ensure five staff members were screened for symptoms of Covid-19 every twelve hours while they were on duty. Even more specifically, the citation describes a Certified Nursing Assistant who was observed “standing less than si feet away from” a resident while the resident “was coughing without wearing a face mask.” In another instance, a resident was observed coughing near a Licensed Practical Nurse who was standing “less than six feet away,” after which the LPN left the room “and did not change their lab coat and went down the hallway to speak with another staff member.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of relevant staff.

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A nursing home in Palatine Bridge, New York has received citations for medication errors and infection control.

Palatine Nursing Home has received 24 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 20, 2021. The facility also received a fine of $12,000 in 2021 in connection to findings of rule violations. The Palatine Bridge nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of three surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: Continue reading

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A nursing home in Arverne, New York has received 15 health code citations in the last four years.

Horizon Care Center has received 15 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 12, 2021. The Arverne nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of two surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not employ adequate accident-prevention measures. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must provide residents with an environment that remains as free as possible of accident hazards. An October 2019 citation found that Horizon Care Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that after a resident “used an aerosol deodorant spray towards a peer,” the spray “was not immediately removed… to prevent the potential for recurrence.” In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing Services said the facility didn’t have any policy concerning “potentially hazardous objects in the resident rooms,” and that upon consideration there was “potential for a future altercation with another resident.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the removal of the aerosol spray and its replacement with stick deodorant.

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A nursing home in Rochester, New York has received citations for accident hazards and medication errors.

Kirkhaven has received 25 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 7, 2021. The Rochester nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of three surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: Continue reading

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A nursing home in Delmar, New York has been cited for infection control failures.

Delmar Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has received 81 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 7, 2021. The facility has additionally received two fines totaling $20,000 since 2013. The Delmar nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: Continue reading

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A nursing home in Oswego, New York has received $46,000 in fines since 2013.

Pontiac Nursing Home has received 37 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on April 30, 2021. The facility has additionally received three fines totaling $46,000 since 2013. The Oswego nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: Continue reading

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A nursing home in the Bronx, New York was cited for infection control and other failures.

New Riverdale Rehab and Nursing has received 12 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to health records accessed on April 21, 2021. The Bronx nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of four inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not take adequate steps to prevent infection. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to provide residents with a safe, sanitary environment through the creation and maintenance of an infection prevention and control program. An October 2019 citation found that New Riverdale Rehab and Nursing failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that a nursing home who received oxygen through a nasal cannula was observed with their oxygen tubing resting on the floor of their room, in contravention of facility policy. In an interview, a Registered Nurse Supervisor said in part, “The tubing is not supposed to be on the floor. The oxygen tubing should not touch the floor in any way. It should be hanging on the mattress next to the residents head. This is an infection control issue. You can transmit an infection to the resident from the floor.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the replacement of the tubing and the observation of the resident for signs of infection. Continue reading

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The nursing home in Syracuse, New York was cited for findings of improper PPE use during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received 75 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to health records accessed on April 16, 2021. The Syracuse nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 15 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not take adequate steps to prevent infection. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to create and maintain an infection control program designed to prevent infection. A September 2020 citation found that Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that the nursing home two registered nurses and a licensed practical nurse “were observed wearing face masks below their noses” while treating a resident, and that a unit aide was observed “wearing a face mask below her nose and mouth while sitting with 2 residents and speaking with another staff member,” in contravention of the facility’s guidelines concerning the use of personal protective equipment. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of relevant staff.

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