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Brookside Multicare Nursing Center: 33 Public Health Citations, 4 Sanctions

Brookside Multicare Nursing CenterPublicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on March 28, 2019, indicate that Brookside Multicare Nursing Center in Smithtown, 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 Brookside Multicare Nursing Center.

Brookside Multicare Nursing Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 33
Life Safety Code Citation 20
Total Citations 53
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 six inspections.

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

Located in Smithtown, New York, Brookside Multicare Nursing Center is owned by a private LLC and operated by Optima Care Smithtown, LLC. It holds a total of 353 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 0% and an occupancy rate of 99%. Its operating certificate number is 5157318N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 218 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 33 standard health citations, 20 life safety code violations, and four sanctions.

In 2018 Brookside Multicare Nursing Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans; quality of care; identifiable information on resident records; the development of communication plans; and the maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented a plan of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2016 Brookside Multicare Nursing Center was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding administrative practices; quality assessment and assurance; nursing homes’ medical directors; the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; and the right of residents to refuse treatment and to formulate advance directives. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2015 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding social services; accidents and supervision; administrative practices; nursing homes’ medical directors; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2012 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding administrative practices and the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. It was ordered to pay a penalty of $4,000.

In 2009 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the quality of care surrounding accidents. It was ordered to pay a penalty of $2,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Brookside Multicare Nursing Center in Smithtown, 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.