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Bethlehem Commons Care Center: 79 Public Heath Citations, 2 Sanctions

Bethlehem Commons Care CenterPublic records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on March 26 and May 28, 2019, indicate that Bethlehem Commons Care Center in Delmar, 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 Bethlehem Commons Care Center.

Citations for Bethlehem Commons Care Center

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 49
Life Safety Code Citation 30
Total Citations 79
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 4
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 5.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of five inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed March 26 and May 28, 2019]

Located in Delmar, New York, Bethlehem Commons Care Center is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center, Inc. It holds a total of 120 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 51% and an occupancy rate of 85%. Its operating certificate number is 0151300N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 101 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 49 standard health citations, 30 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In 2018 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding pharmacy services, procedures, and records; and quality of care. In connection with these findings, the facility established a plan of correction approved by authorities.

In 2018 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding food storage; space and equipment; and administrative policies and practices. In connection with these findings, the facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $6,000.

In 2017 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development of comprehensive care plans; the proper disposal of garbage and refuse; the maintenance of drug regimens free of unnecessary drugs; the maintenance of essential equipment in safe operating condition; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; housekeeping and maintenance services; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; the resident’s right to be free from physical restraints; cooking facilities; the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment; the testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems; the enclosure of hazardous areas; and the testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems. In connection with these findings, the facility established a plan of correction approved by authorities.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding investigations; the provision of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; and administrative policies and practices. In connection with these findings, the facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $14,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Bethlehem Commons Care Center in Delmar, 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.