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Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility: 69 Health Citations, 2 Sanctions

Groton Community Health CarePublicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 19, 2019, indicate that Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility in Groton, 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 Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility.

Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility Statewide Average
Standard Health Citation 50 20
Life Safety Code Citation 19 13
Total Citations 69 33
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 4 1
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 6.0% 2.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 5 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 19, 2019]

Located in Groton, New York, Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Groton Community Health Care Center Inc. It holds a total of 80 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 99% and an occupancy rate of 85%. Its operating certificate number is 5401305N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 46 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 50 standard health citations, 19 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In January 2019 Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding antibiotic stewardship programs; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the control and prevention of infection; the investigation, prevention and correction of alleged violations; and the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment, fire alarm systems, and sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 the facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding dignity and the respect of individuality; maintaining drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; sanitary food procurement; the frequency and timeliness of physician visits; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores; and the provision of services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being. The facility has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2016 Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the maintenance of essential equipment in safe operating condition; and administrative policies and practices. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $6,000.

In 2016 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the maintenance of an accident-free environment; quality of care issues surrounding pressure sores; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $14,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Groton Community Health Care Center Residential Care Facility in Groton, 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.