Blog

Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: 91 Public Health Citations, Three Sanctions

Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Public records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 5 and May 28, 2019, indicate that Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ithaca, 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 Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Citations for Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 64
Life Safety Code Citation 27
Total Citations 91
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 7
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 8.0%

 

The citations above resulted from a total of four inspections. Records also list one inspection resulting in no citations.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 5 and May 28, 2019]

Located in Ithaca, New York, Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is owned by a private LLC and operated by Cayuga Ridge, LLC. It holds a total of 144 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 84% and an occupancy rate of 84%. Its operating certificate number is 5401311N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 161 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 64 standard health citations, 27 life safety code violations, and three sanctions.

In 2017 Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation 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; the provision of activities that meet the interests and needs of each resident; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the prevention and control of infection; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the provision of specialized rehab services; the development of communication plans; health provider network access and reporting; policies for evacuation; smoke barriers; and procedures for the tracking of staff and patients. The facility has since implemented plans of correction which have been 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 the residents’ rights to refuse treatment, to refuse to participate in research, and to be able to formulate an advance directive; the maintenance of an accident-free environment; administrative practices and procedures; the prevention of pressure sores; and fire alarm system. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the maintenance of accident-free environments; the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to meet their highest practicable potential well-being; and quality of care surrounding pressure sores. The facility was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $16,000.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated provisions of New York public health law regarding the maintenance of an accident-free environment; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; administrative practices and procedures; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ithaca, 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.