Gold Crest Care Center in the Bronx, New York was fined $18,712.504 for substandard nursing home care found during an August 28, 2008 inspection. The fine was levied by state inspectors for numerous deficiencies, including an immediate jeopardy finding (the most severe category).
A resident suffering from dementia with a history of wandering was allowed to walk out the front door of the nursing facility undetected. Inspectors found that a care plan for wandering was not properly implemented and that the nursing home staff failed to provide adequate supervision. The Gold Crest staff was to perform “visual checks” on the resident every hour. However, she went missing for three hours before reappearing at an area hospital.
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