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Mercy Living Center: 33 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Mercy Living CenterPublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 1, 2019, indicate that Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, 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 Mercy Living Center.

Citations for Mercy Living Center

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 16
Life Safety Code Citation 17
Total Citations 33
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 6 inspections.

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

Located in Tupper Lake, New York, Mercy Living Center is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Adirondack Medical Center. It holds a total of 60 beds and provides baseline services, diagnostic radiology services, and clinical laboratory services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 91% and an occupancy rate of 95%. Its operating certificate number is 1620300N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 55 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 16 standard health citations, 17 life safety code violations, and one sanction.

In June 2018 the nursing home 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 activities of daily living provided to residents; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the control and prevention of infection; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; cooking facilities; the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment and sprinkler systems; and subsistence needs for staff and patients. In connection with these citations, it has 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 sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; and the provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well being. In connection with these citations, it has 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 residents’ nutritional status; medication errors; sufficient staffing; administrative practices and procedures; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2015 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the completion of comprehensive assessments; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; the control of infection; and the maintenance of complete, accurate and accessible resident records. It has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, 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.