New York Nursing Home Abuse Articles & News
Two New York Nursing Homes Hit with Federal Fines                 Print

  8/29/2013 2:26:33 PM    Author: Ed Lieber   Views: 1693    1    0  

Two New York Nursing Homes Hit with Federal Fines
Two New York Nursing Homes Hit with Federal Fines

New York Nursing Home Fines

The federal government has fined two New York nursing homes after it was determined that they provided residents with poor care.

According to Syracuse.com, the two nursing homes are located in central New York, one in Oswego and another in Syracuse proper. Rosewood Heights in Syracuse received a $16,000 fine and Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego got hit with a $20,247 penalty. The fines were handed down by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The report from Syracuse.com notes that the Oswego nursing home was fined following an inspection in February that found numerous violations, some which were deemed as putting residents in “immediate jeopardy” for their safety and well-being. There were 18 deficiencies noted by CMMS inspectors. Five were the most serious issued by the agency.

In one incident, the entire nursing home could have been at risk of serious injuries or death. One resident was found to have started a fire in her room after smoking a cigarette and dumping the hot ashes in a trash can. Luckily, the staff was able to keep the fire contained to the trash can. The staff, however, were cited for not properly inspecting the resident’s belongings when she was admitted, according to Syracuse.com.

The Oswego nursing home also was fined for not properly investigating falls and injuries among residents to check for signs of potential abuse or neglect. In Syracuse, the Rosewood Heights nursing home had poor inspections conducted three times in 2012. Syracuse.com notes that Rosewood Heights was listed in 2012 as one of the nation’s worst nursing homes for severe deficiencies that put residents at risk of abuse, neglect, injuries, and death.

The failed inspections there have put Rosewood Heights on notice that they could lose their Medicare and Medicaid funding by later this year or early next year. However, a decision was recently made to close the facility, according to Syracuse.com.

Nursing Home Residents At Risk

Based on our previous reports, more and more nursing home residents are being put at risk of serious injuries or death resulting from abuse or neglect at the hands of their caretakers. Less experienced and skilled nursing home staff members combined with other factors, including a rise in the number of for-profit nursing homes have also resulted from severe budget cutbacks at many nursing homes nationwide and in New York.

We recently reported that the National Center on Elder Abuse released data showing that nearly 60 percent of nursing home staff members have witnessed abuse or neglect of residents.

Early signs of potential abuse or neglect at a nursing home include bedsores, noticeable weight loss, and injuries that have resulted from falls. Many times, based on our reports, falls could result from improper supervision by nursing home staff.

Comment List:

I'm taking an exploratory written work course and take help of expert service I have some bona fide a failure to compose. The story occurs in a cellar and incorporates a gathering of four. Control has gone out and this is the primary place where it's warm and there's some light. It's still an unpleasant place be that as it may. Something surprising ought to happen! any considerations?
By susan richard on 2/6/2017
It may cause big sociology assignment help injury for people working on the site. Before loading any crane, it is necessary to first check its functions either these are working properly or not. In this regards.
By jessica alex on 6/14/2017
Such type of the institution should to work hard and give the proper care to their people who live in this institution. This is the example of other care nursing center but superiorpaper provide more facilities. This decision is so good.
By Michael D. Godwin on 6/21/2017

  Sum:3 Size:5 Page:1 of 1 


Post your comment

Your Name: Required
Your Mail: Email is used only to display Gravatar
Your Site:
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below
Comment Info:         

Bronx Nursing Home Resident Suffering from Dementia Allegedly Raped By Nurse’s Aide
(2/19/2014)  Author: Fran Kelley   Views: 2590
A Bronx man, Nanic Aidasani, was arrested Tuesday for the alleged rape of a nursing home resident with dementia.
New York Nursing Home has Long Record of Abuse and Neglect
(2/19/2014)  Author: Lillian Chiu   Views: 13737
The Medford Multicare Center for Living has a long history of abuse, neglect and deception, according to a civil lawsuit filed last week by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.
Nursing Home Beating Death Underscores Dangers Residents Face
(11/19/2013)  Author: Joshua Sophy   Views: 1316
A recent incident in a Rockaways, New York nursing home underscores the dangers facing many nursing home residents.
Nursing Home Aide Arrested for Abusing Elderly Woman
(9/25/2013)  Author: Ed Lieber    Views: 11680
A nurse's aide at Hudson Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Albany, New York, was arrested Friday, charged with the physical and mental abuse of an elderly woman.
Two New York Nursing Homes Hit with Federal Fines
(8/29/2013)  Author: Ed Lieber   Views: 1693
The federal government has fined two New York nursing homes after it was determined that they provided residents with poor care.
Nursing Home Caretaker Charged with Abuse After Punching Resident in Neck
(8/15/2013)  Author: Ed Lieber    Views: 1503
A nurse at a Bronx nursing home is facing criminal charges after he allegedly punched a disabled resident in the throat.
New York Not Firing Abusive Nursing Home Employees
(8/12/2013)  Author: Ed Lieber    Views: 6653
New York is allowing abusive and neglectful nursing home employees to keep their jobs even after they’ve admitted their dangerous behavior.

   
Parker Slogan
Parker Waichman LLP   |  Privacy Statement  |     |