Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received 67 citations for violations of public health code between 2018 and 2022, according to New York State Department of Health records accessed on August 26, 2022. The Minoa nursing home’s citations resulted from a total of 14 inspections by state surveyors. The violations they describe include the following:
1. The nursing home did not provide adequate pressure ulcer care. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing home facilities are required to provide necessary treatment and services to promote the healing of pressure ulcers, and to ensure that residents admitted without pressure ulcers do not develop them unless the development of such is medically unavoidable. A June 2022 citation found that Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident “admitted with an unstageable pressure ulcer… and a deep tissue injury” for which treatment was not ordered until three days after their arrival. In an interview, the facility’s Director of Nursing stated that the resident’s admission treatment orders “should have been implemented on admission.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of its nursing leadership team.
2. Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing also received a citation for inadequate pressure ulcer care in March 2022. This citation found that interventions for a resident with pressure ulcers on both heels “were not consistently implemented.” In an interview, a Certified Nursing Assistant said that “the resident should have booties on their feet, but they were not sure they should be on one or both feet.” A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of nursing staff and the provision of heel protectors to the resident.
3. The nursing home did not adequately prevent significant medication errors. Under Section 483.25 of the Federal Code, nursing homes must ensure that residents’ drug regimens are “free of any significant medication errors.”A March 2022 citation found that Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing failed to ensure such. The citation specifically describes a resident who was administered an incorrect dosage of a medication at the incorrect time. In an interview, the Licensed Practical Nurse who administered the medication acknowledged that the resident should have received two tablets instead of one. A plan of correction undertaken by the facility included the re-education of the LPN.
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