Two Rockland County Nursing Homes Receive Low Ratings From Medicare

Northern Riverview Health Care, a nursing home in Haverstraw, NY, recently received the lowest rating possible (one star out of a possible five) from the Centers For Medicare Services (CMS). In evaluating the facility, CMS found poor results in annual health inspections and low levels of staffing. Summit Park Nursing Home in Pomona, NY received two out of five stars. Summit Park has done poorly on inspections over the last three years.

Each year, a team of trained health inspectors conduct onsite health inspections at each nursing home in New York. Inspectors look at the care of residents, the process of care, staff and resident interactions, and the nursing home environment. The data from the last three standard health inspections and all complaint inspections that have been conducted in the last three years were used to calculate the rating.

Many violations found at both facilities over the last three inspection cycles stem from failures in preventing falls or bedsores, as well as failing to implement appropriate care plans for residents.

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