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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 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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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 Delhi, New York has received 35 citations in the last four years.

Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received 35 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 facility additionally received a $2,000 in 2020. The Delhi 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 adequately prevent medication errors. Section 483.45 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to keep residents “free of any significant medication errors.” A September 2019 citation found that Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that staff did not ensure a resident “received significant medications in a timely manner upon admission.” In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing said she “was not aware” that the resident did not receive medications when they were admitted, and that at the time it “was not uncommon for newly admitted residents to not have their medications on the evening of admission,” because the facility had no backup pharmacy, meaning that if medications weren’t delivered day-of then staff “had to wait till the next day delivery.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of licensed nursing staff.

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The nursing home in Williamsville, New York has received 115 citations since 2017.

Comprehensive Rehab and Nursing Center at Williamsville has received 115 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to health records accessed on April 21, 2021. It has also received seven fines totaling $79,000 since 2011. The Williamsville nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 11 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:

1. The nursing home did not adequately prevent infection. Section 483.80 of the Federal Code requires nursing homes to establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program. A May 2020 citation found that Comprehensive Rehab and Nursing Center at Williamsville failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that the facility “did not establish and maintain an Infection Control Program to ensure the health and safety of residents to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.” It goes on to describe the nursing home’s failure to practice social distancing in two units, its failure to assess residents for “signs and symptoms of COVID-19,” and a “lack of proper hand hygiene” in connection to three residents. The citation states that these deficiencies had the “potential to cause more than minimal harm.” 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

Wesley Gardens Corporation received 75 citations for violations of public health laws between 2017 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on April 1, 2021. The facility has also received three fines since 2016, totaling $16,000, over findings of health code violations. The Rochester nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following:

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The nursing home in upstate New York has also received $16,000 in fines since 2016.

1. The nursing home did not adequately prevent medication errors. Under Section 483.45 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must maintain medication error rates below five percent. An August 2019 citation found that Wesley Gardens Corporation failed to ensure such. The citation states specifically that while a resident’s physicians orders stated that their medications were to be administered at 9am, they were observed being administered at 11:10am. In an interview, the Licensed Practical Nurse who administered the medications stated that they were administered late because there was “only one nurse passing medications on the unit,” and that four other residents also received late medication administration. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the counseling of the LPN.

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