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Pontiac Nursing Home: 82 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Pontiac Nursing HomePublicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 9 and June 4, 2019, indicate that Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego, 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 Pontiac Nursing Home.

Citations for Pontiac Nursing Home

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 69
Life Safety Code Citation 13
Total Citations 82
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 1
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 1.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 8 inspections. Records also list 1 inspection resulting in no citations.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 9 and June 4, 2019]

Located in Oswego, New York, Pontiac Nursing Home is owned by a private LLC and operated by Pontiac Nursing Home LLC. It holds a total of 80 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has employee flu vaccination rate of 99% and an occupancy rate of 71%. Its operating certificate number is 3702313N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 164 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 69 standard health citations, 13 life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In March 2019 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding administrative practices and procedures; the resident’s right to respect and dignity and to have personal property; and the maintenance of a safe, comfortable, functional, and sanitary environment. Pontiac Nursing Home implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

In 2017 Pontiac Nursing Home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the resident’s right to be free from physical restraints; the resident’s right to request, refuse, and discontinue treatment, and to formulate advance directives; the provision of specialized rehab services; keeping residents free from unnecessary psychotropic medication; the activities of daily living provided for dependent residents; and the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment and sprinkler systems. The facility 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 staff treatment of residents; policy and procedure manual development; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; administrative practices and procedures; quality assessment and assurance; and the quality of care surrounding pressure sores. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $12,000.

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; dignity and the respect of individuality; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; the maintenance of an effective pest control program the provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; the provision of medically related social services; the right of married couples to share a room; and the provision of treatment and care for special needs. The nursing home implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Pontiac Nursing Home in Oswego, 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.