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Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility: 67 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

HighpointePublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 21, 2019, indicate that Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility in Buffalo, New York has received citations and a sanction from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility.  

Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility 

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019  

Measure  This Facility 
Standard Health Citation  51 
Life Safety Code Citation  16 
Total Citations  67 
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy  4 
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy  6.0% 

 

The citations above resulted from a total of 9 inspections. 

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 21, 2019] 

Located in Buffalo, New York, Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Kaleida Health. It holds a total of 300 beds and provides baseline services, pediatric services, and services for ventilator-dependent residents. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 67% and an occupancy rate of 96%. Its operating certificate number is 1401001N. 

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 165 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 51 standard health citations, 16 life safety code violations, and one sanction. 

In December 2018 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding activities of daily living provided to dependent residents; dialysis; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; residents’ rights to be free from physical restraints; storage of gas equipment; portable fire extinguishers; and smoke barriers. It has established plans of correction approved by the Department of Health. 

In 2017 Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding criminal history record check processes; activities of daily living provided to dependent residents; effective administration and resident well-being; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; and treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores. It has established plans of correction approved by the Department of Health. 

In 2016 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; staff treatment of residents and the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; care provided for patients with special respiratory needs; and administrative practices and procedures. The nursing home was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $16,000. 

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Highpointe On Michigan Health Care Facility 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.