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Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing: 138 Public Health Citations

Buffalo Center for RehabilitationPublic records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 5, 2019, indicate that Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Buffalo, 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 Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 81
Life Safety Code Citation 57
Total Citations 138
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 12 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 5, 2019]

Located in Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is owned by a private LLC and operated by Delaware Operations Associates LLC. It holds a total of 200 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 75% and an occupancy rate of 98%. Its operating certificate number is 1401341N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 219 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 81 standard health citations, 57 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In June 2018 Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding bedrails; dental services; the development and implementation of policies concerning abuse and neglect; the development and implementation of comprehensive plans of care; dialysis; the proper disposal of garbage and refuse; the maintenance of medication plans free from unnecessary psychotropic medication; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; quality of care; the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers; cooking facilities; egress doors; the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment; the storage of gas equipment; the testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems; smoking regulations, stairways and smoke-proof enclosures; and the maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In February 2018 Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; quality of care; and identifiable information on resident records. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In March 2017 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding activities that meet the interests and needs of each resident; dignity and respect of individuality; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the frequency of meals and snacks at bedtime; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; housekeeping and maintenance services; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; the provision of care and services that allow the residents to attain their highest potential practicable well-being; the provision of services by qualified persons in accordance with each resident’s plan of care; the enclosure of hazardous areas; the maintenance of complete, accurate and accessible resident records; portable fire extinguishers; and stairways and smoke-proof enclosures. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2017 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding smoke barriers and hazardous areas. In connection with these findings, the facility was ordered to pay a penalty of $4,000.

In 2008 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding medication errors. It was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Buffalo Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Buffalo, 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.