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Dunkirk Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: 34 Public Health Citations, 2 Sanctions

Dunkirk Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Publicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 10, 2019, indicate that Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Dunkirk, 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 Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 25
Life Safety Code Citation 9
Total Citations 34
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 5
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 15.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of five inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 10, 2019]

Located in Dunkirk, New York, Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is owned by a private LLC and operated by Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Dunkirk, LLC. It holds a total of 40 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 100% and an occupancy rate of 78%. Its operating certificate number is 0601303N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 17 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 25 standard health citations, 9 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In June 2018 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding antibiotic stewardship programs; department criminal history reviews; infection prevention and control; the development of communication plans; emergency plans; the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment; the storage of gas equipment; policies and procedures concerning volunteers and staffing; and subsistence needs for staff and patients. In connection with these citations, the facility implemented plans of correction approved by authorities.

In March 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding comprehensive assessments after significant changes; the development of comprehensive care plans; the provision of care and services that allow the resident to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; and keeping residents free of significant medication errors. In connection with these citations, the facility implemented plans of correction approved by authorities.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding resident rights, including the right to notification of changes; staff treatment of residents; administrative practices and procedures; and the provision of a quality of care that allow the resident to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. The nursing home was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $18,000.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the resident’s right to be notified of changes; and the provision of a quality of care that allow the resident to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. The nursing home was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $12,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Dunkirk Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Dunkirk, 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.