Haym Solomon Home for the Aged received 25 citations for violations of public health code between 2016 and 2019, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on January 21, 2020. The Brooklyn nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of three surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:
1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents free from neglect. Section 483.12 of the Federal Code requires nursing home to ensure residents’ “right to be free from abuse, neglect, misappropriation of resident property, and exploitation.” A June 2018 citation found that Haym Solomon Home for the Aged did not protect one of its residents from neglect. The citation states specifically that one of the facility’s Certified Nursing Assistants did not properly supervise a resident during a shower, in accordance with the resident’s plan of care. According to the citation, “The CNA left the resident alone in the shower room, and the resident fell from the shower chair. After the resident fell, the CNA did not call for the assistance of a nurse, picked the resident up alone, and placed the resident back onto the shower chair.” The citation notes that the resident’s plan of care required the resident to receive shower assistance from two persons, and that the resident experienced a small cut and redness on parts of their skin as a result. The citation notes that “actual harm has occurred” as a result of this incident.