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Beechwood Homes: 42 Citations, 2 Sanctions by Department of Health

Beechwood HomesPublicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on March 26 and June 4, 2019, indicate that Beechwood Homes in Getzville, New York has received citations and sanctions from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Beechwood Homes.

Citations for Beechwood Homes

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 20
Life Safety Code Citation 22
Total Citations 42
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 1
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of five inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed March 26, 2019]

Located in Brooklyn, New York, Beechwood Homes is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Beechwood Health Care Center, Inc. It holds a total of 272 beds and provides baseline services, outpatient occupational therapy, outpatient physical therapy, and outpatient speech language pathology therapy. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 84% and an occupancy rate of 90%. Its operating certificate number is 1451306N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 69 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 20 standard health citations, 22 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In 2017 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding housekeeping and maintenance services; residents’ rights to participate in their care planning; and the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment. In connection with these citations, the facility implemented a plan of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the facility received a citation in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the provision of medically related social services. In connection with this citation, the facility implemented a plan of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding housekeeping and maintenance services; the resident’s right to participate in their care planning; the provision of services by qualified persons in accordance with the resident’s care plan; and life safety code standards. In connection with this citation, the facility implemented a plan of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2011 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding medication errors. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2009 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the maintenance of an environment free of fire and other hazards; quality of care; and organizational and administrative policies and practices. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $3,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Beechwood Homes in Getzville, New York, call 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we suggest you avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.