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Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing: 126 Public Health Citations, 4 Sanctions

Ellicott CenterPublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 11 and June 4, 2019, indicate that Ellicott 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 Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

Citations for Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 75
Life Safety Code Citation 51
Total Citations 126
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 9
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 7%

The citations above resulted from a total of 10 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 11 and June 4, 2019]

Located in Buffalo, New York, Ellicott Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is owned by a private LLC and operated by Waterfront Operations Associates, LLC. It holds a total of 160 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 71% and an occupancy rate of 88%. Its operating certificate number is 1401337N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 241 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 75 standard health citations, 51 life safety code violations, and four sanctions.

In 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the activities of daily living provided for dependent residents; drug records, and the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; personal privacy and the confidentiality of records; the maintenance of complete, accurate and accessible resident records; keeping residents free of significant medication errors; fire drills; enclosure of hazardous areas; installation, maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems; stairways and smoke-proof enclosures; and smoke barriers. In connection with these citations, the nursing home implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the avoidance of significant medication errors; the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; unnecessary drugs; the provision of routine and emergency drugs in a timely manner; the review at least once a month of each resident’s drug regimen by a licensed pharmacist; administrative policies and practices; quality and assurance; and the investigation and reporting of alleged violations. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $24,000.

In 2016 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the quality of care concerning pressure sores. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $2,000.

In 2013 the facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding accidents and supervision. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $2,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Ellicott 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.