Nyack Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received 26 citations for violations of public health code between 2016 and 2020, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on February 13, 2020. The Valley Cottage 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 treat pressure ulcers and bedsores. Section 483.25 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to ensure patients receive necessary care and services to prevent the treatment of pressure ulcers. A June 2018 citation found that Nyack Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center did not provide necessary care and treatment to one resident. The citation states specifically that “redness and scab formation developed on the resident’s left cheek from a nasal cannula oxygen tubing applied on the resident’s face.” In an interview, the facility’s Registered Nurse manager stated that “the reddened area on the resident’s cheek should be addressed in the care plan,” and the citation notes that interventions were subsequently added to the care plan.