The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome received 31 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 20, 2022. The Rome nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of nine inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following: […]
Waters Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson: Pressure Ulcer Citation
Waters Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson received 22 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2022. The Port Jefferson nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe […]
Westhampton Care Center Cited for Infection, Psychotropic Meds
Westhampton Care Center received 17 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on May 13, 2022. The Westhampton nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of four inspections by state surveyors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: 1. The nursing home […]
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center Cited for Infection Control
Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center has received 29 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on April 1, 2022. The Manhattan nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the following: […]
Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Cited for Sex Abuse
Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center has received 27 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on March 25, 2022. The Roosevelt Island nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of six surveys by state inspectors. The deficiencies they describe include the […]
Report: New York Undercounted Nursing Home Covid-19 Deaths
A recent report by the New York Times describes findings by the New York state comptroller that former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration “failed to publicly account for the deaths of about 4,100 nursing home residents in New York during the pandemic.” According to an audit by the comptroller’s office, between April 2020 and February 2021, […]
NY Nursing Home Workers Call for Stricter Enforcement of Staffing Law
A new law in New York requires nursing homes to provide residents with 3.5 hours of direct nursing care per resident day. Though this law recently went into effect, a recent NPR report found, the state’s nursing homes are still falling short of the newly required threshold. “Of the 21 Western New York nursing homes […]
US Nursing Home Covid-19 Deaths Hit 200,000
Data provided by the Centers for Disease Control show that more than 200,000 residents and employees of long-term care facilities have lost their lives to Covid-19 in the last two years. According to a report on the data by the nonprofit KFF, that figure represents “at least 23% of all COVID-19 deaths in the US.” […]
The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland: Medication Errors
The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Guilderland has received 88 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2021, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on January 29, 2022. The recipient of $78,000 in fines since 2015, the facility was placed on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ […]
Private Equity Firms Are Taking over Nursing Homes, to Residents’ Detriment
In a recent presentation at the annual Consumer Voice conference, nursing home experts Ernest Tosh and Eileen O’Grady unpacked the adverse effects of private equity ownership of nursing homes. The presentation, available in clips on Consumer Voice’s website, explains how private equity firms are increasingly taking over the long-term care industry in the United States. […]
New York Budget Skips Nursing Home Covid Compensation Fund
New Yorkers whose relatives died as the Covid-19 pandemic swept through the state’s nursing homes have released harsh criticism of Governor Kathy Hochul over her decision not to include in her budget proposal a $4 billion compensation fund for victims of the pandemic’s deadly toll on nursing home residents. According to a report by the […]
As Omicron Sweeps Through Nursing Homes, So Do Staffing Issues
The omicron wave has caused an unprecedented staffing crisis in New York nationwide, according to a recent report by NPR. With cases spiking in mid-January, at least 40,000 nursing home residents received positive tests during the week ending January 14th, “almost a 10-fold rise since November.” Employee cases, meanwhile, reached “more than 67,000 cases” the […]
GAO: Nursing Homes Infection Control Issues Raged Pre-Covid
A 2020 report by the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog, found that 92% of nursing homes received citations for deficient infection prevention and control practices between 2013 and 2020, and that roughly 50% of these were found to have “persistent problems.” According to the GAO’s survey of more than 16,000 nursing homes, 13,299 were […]
New York Takes Measures to Stop Nursing Home Covid-19 Surge
A new Covid-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant is spreading through New York nursing homes, even among those with fully vaccinated residents, according to a new report by Lohud. Data provided by state authorities showed that in the week ending on January 4th, there were almost 4,900 reported Covid cases in the state’s nursing […]
Report: Elder Abuse Increased During Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has “stoked” the spread of elder abuse, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal. Citing findings by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a study by Yale University researchers, the report observes that “the number of elder-fraud victims increased 55% between 2019 and 2020,” while more than 20% of […]
New York Nursing Homes Sue to Block Staffing Requirements
Nursing home operators have filed a federal lawsuit attempting to block a New York law mandating certain staffing requirements. The law, passed last year and set to go into effect this year, would require nursing homes in the state to “to spend at least 70% of their revenue on direct resident care, and at least […]
Are New York Nursing Homes Boosting Residents Fast Enough?
A new investigation by the New York Times examines whether New York’s nursing homes are doing enough to provide their residents with Covid-19 vaccine boosters as the omicron variant surges throughout the state. State data cited by the Times shows that booster efforts are lagging. At Sea Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn, for instance, […]
Report: Why Nursing Home Oversight Fails the Public
A new investigation by CalMatters asks why a nearly-$1 million fine issued against a California nursing home over alleged health code violations went unknown by consumers. In 2018, state health inspectors visited the facility, Fresno’s Northpointe Healthcare Center, and found it to have health and safety deficiencies that put its residents in “immediate jeopardy.” These […]
NYT Investigation Finds Thousands of Hidden Nursing Home Offenses
A shocking new investigation by the New York Times revealed extensive evidence that some of nursing homes’ most egregious rule violations, from infection control lapses to outright sexual assault, go undisclosed by the federal government even as state inspectors report them as putting residents in danger and breaching federal regulations.
Covid-19 Surges in Upstate New York, Where Nursing Homes Are Already Full
A recent New York Times report describes the “growing crisis” in upstate New York, where rising Covid-19 cases and labor shortages have resulted in overflowing nursing homes and hospitals. Governor Kathy Hochul reportedly said last week that hospitalizations in upstate New York “have more than tripled” since the initial Delta wave in August.
NYC Nurses Protest Staffing Shortages
New York City’s nurses have taken to the streets to bring attention to staffing shortages in the city’s hospitals. According to a November 17 report by NBC New York, at least 100 nurses gathered at New York-Presbyterian Hospital earlier this month to highlight hospital staffing shortages that have led to “long hours and the inability […]
Are Nursing Homes Administering Covid-19 Boosters Fast Enough?
A recent surge in Covid-19 infections among nursing home residents has drawn attention to the slow rollout of booster shots in such facilities. According to a recent report by the New York Times, federal data shows that there are almost 4,000 new Covid-19 cases each week in nursing homes around the country, with experts suggesting […]
New York Assembly Report: Cuomo Omitted Nursing Home Covid Deaths
A New York assemblyman has said that the legislative body’s investigation of former governor Andrew Cuomo found that his administration provided misleading information about Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes, according to a recent AP News report. The assembly’s inquiry reportedly confirmed earlier investigations by news organizations that found “gaps in the state’s statistical […]
Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Cited for Falls, Infection
Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has received 91 citations for violations of public health code between 2017 and 2021, according to records accessed on November 12, 2021. It was recently placed on the “Special Focus Facility” list maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Syracuse nursing home facility’s citations resulted from a […]
Are Regulators Doing Enough To Prevent Infection in Nursing Homes?
A new report by the Long-Term Community Care Coalition provides disconcerting revelations about the state of nursing home oversight in the US. According to the LTCCC’s analysis of nursing home citations issued from 2017 to 2020, the data suggests that regulators seldom classify deficient infection control practices as harmful to residents.