Hempstead Park Nursing Home received 43 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on April 22, 2022. The Hempstead nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 13 surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:
1. The nursing home did not adequately protect residents from abuse. Section 483.12 of the Federal Code provides nursing home residents with “the right to be free from abuse.” A November 2021 citation found that Hempstead Park Nursing Home failed to ensure such for two residents. The citation specifically describes one resident with dementia who kicked another resident, who then allegedly threw a garbage can at the first resident. The first resident sustained “two small lacerations” on their legs, according to the citation, which describes facility policy stating that “physical abuse is inappropriate.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the review and revision of both residents’ care plans and the in-servicing of facility staff on abuse.