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Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: 25 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Houghton Rehabilitation & Nursing CenterPublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 21, 2019, indicate that Houghton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Houghton, 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 Houghton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.

Houghton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 25
Life Safety Code Citation 3
Total Citations 28
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 7.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 5 inspections.

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

Located in Houghton, New York, Houghton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is owned by a private LLC and operated by Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Houghton, LLC. It holds a total of 100 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 93% and an occupancy rate of 86%. Its operating certificate number is 0226302N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 96 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 25 standard health citations, 3 life safety code violations, and one sanction.

In 2018 Houghton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the maintenance of essential equipment in safe operating condition; the quality of care provided to residents; the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable, homelike environment; treatment and services provided to patients with dementia; and treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure ulcers. The nursing home has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; the resident’s right to participate in care planning and revision of care plans; and treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores. The nursing home has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2016 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development of comprehensive care plans; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; the completion of lab services only when ordered by a physician; the resident’s right to refuse treatment and to formulate advance directives; and treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores. The nursing home has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2016 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding notification of changes; and 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 $12,000.

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