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The nursing home in Clinton, New York has received 48 health code citations since 2017.

Katherine Luther Residential Health Care and Rehabilitation Center has received 48 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 $52,000 in fines since 2013. The Clinton nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of seven surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: Continue reading

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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 Beacon, New York nursing home has received 29 citations in the last four years.

Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has received 29 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 Beacon 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 Minoa, New York has received 49 health code citations in the last four years.

Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has received 49 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2021. The Minoa nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of nine surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

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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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The nursing home in Valley Cottage, New York has received 49 citations since 2017.

Tolstoy Foundation Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received 49 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to health records accessed on April 16, 2021. The Valley Cottage nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of two inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents from accident hazards. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code stipulates that nursing homes must provide residents with an environment as free as possible of accident hazards and with adequate supervision to prevent accidents. A December 2019 citation found that Tolstoy Foundation Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that one resident who was observed smoking cigarettes outside the building’s rear entrance “did not have a safe smoking evaluation completed since admission” and that his “comprehensive care plan did not include safety measures for smoking including the use of cigarettes and lighters.” In an interview, the resident stated he had never been spoken to regarding the nursing home’s smoking policies. A Certified Nursing Assistant said in an interview that he was not aware where the resident kept his smoking materials, had never asked if the resident was allowed to smoke, and had never been directed regarding the resident’s smoking status. A Registered Nurse manager stated in a separate interview that she was not aware whether a smoking assessment had been or should be performed for the resident, nor “who was responsible for completing the smoking care plans.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included a safe smoking evaluation of all smoking residents.

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A nursing home based in Syracuse, New York has received 57 health citations since 2017.

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing has received 57 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on April 8, 2021. The facility has additionally received seven fines totaling $90,000 since 2008. The Syracuse nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 15 surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: Continue reading

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