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Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare: 68 Public Health Citations, 3 Sanctions

Essex Center for RehabilitationPublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 11 and June 4, 2019, indicate that Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Elizabethtown, 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 Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare.

Citations for Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare

May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 42
Life Safety Code Citation 26
Total Citations 68
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 5
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 7.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 7 inspections.

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

Located in Elizabethtown, New York, Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is owned by a private LLC and operated by Essex Operations Associates LLC. It holds a total of 100 beds and provides baseline services, outpatient occupational therapy, outpatient physical therapy, outpatient speech language pathology therapy, and short term respite care. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 91% and an occupancy rate of 98%. Its operating certificate number is 1552300N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 232 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 42 standard health citations, 26 life safety code violations, and three sanctions.

In January 2019 Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare 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; and the reporting of alleged violations. The nursing home has implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2018 the facility 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 proper disposal of garbage and refuse; the maintenance of essential equipment in safe operating condition; the sanitary procurement of food; the control of infection; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary psychotropic medication; identifiable information on resident records; the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment; emergency plans; fire drills; the installation, maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems; gas and electric utilities; smoke barriers; and subsistence needs for staff and patients. The nursing home has implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2018 Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $20,000.

In 2016 the nursing home 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; administrative policies and practices; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $6,000.

In 2013 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding notification of changes; the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; and the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $32,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Essex Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Elizabethtown, 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.