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Masonic Care Community of New York: 26 Public Health Citations, 2 Sanctions

Masonic Care CommunityPublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 1, 2019, indicate that Masonic Care Community of New York in Utica, 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 Masonic Care Community of New York.

 

Citations for Masonic Care Community of New York

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 17
Life Safety Code Citation 9
Total Citations 26
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 8.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 3 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 1, 2019]

Located in Utica, New York, Masonic Care Community of New York is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Trustees Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund. It holds a total of 362 beds and provides baseline services, outpatient occupational therapy, outpatient physical therapy, outpatient speech language pathology therapy, and diagnostic radiology services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 86% and an occupancy rate of 96%. Its operating certificate number is 3202308N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 82 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 17 standard health citations, 9 life safety code violations, and two sanctions.

In 2018 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2018 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 control and prevention of infection; the quality of care provided to residents; the resident’s right to request, refuse, and discontinue treatment, and to formulate advance directives; emergency lighting; evacuation and relocation plans; enclosure of hazardous areas; and the installation, maintenance, and testing of sprinkler systems. In connection with these citations, the nursing home 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 maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; and the investigation and reporting of alleged violations. In connection with these citations, the nursing home 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 investigation and reporting of alleged violations; physician visits; and the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well being. The nursing home has implemented 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 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.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Masonic Care Community of New York in Utica, 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.