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Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center: 53 Public Health Citations Since 2015

Bethany Gardens Skilled Living CenterPublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on March 26, 2019, indicate that Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center in Rome, New York has received citations and a sanction from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center.

Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 43
Life Safety Code Citation 10
Total Citations 53
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of eight inspections.

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

Located in the Bronx, New York, Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center is owned by a private LLC and operated by Bethany Operating Co., LLC. It holds a total of 100 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 69% and an occupancy rate of 95%. Its operating certificate number is 3201308N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 97 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 43 standard health citations, 10 life safety code violations, and one sanction.

In 2018 Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding care plan timing and revision; criminal history review; the maintenance of medication plans free from unnecessary psychotropic medication; the maintenance of environments free from accident hazards; and the provision of services that meet professional standards. In connection with these findings, the facility implemented a plan of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2017 Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development of comprehensive care plans; the maintenance of environments free of accident hazards; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; the maintenance of a resident’s nutrition status unless otherwise unavoidable; the provision of care and services for the highest well being of the resident; the resident’s right to refuse treatment and to formulate advance directives; and the maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented a plan of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2017 the facility received a citation in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the investigation and reporting of alleged violations. The facility has since implemented a plan of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the prevention of pressure sores. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty totaling $2,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Bethany Gardens Skilled Living Center in Rome, 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.