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Retirement Home: 21 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Lutheran Retirement HomePublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on April 25, 2019, indicate that Lutheran Retirement Home in Jamestown, New York has received multiple citations and a sanction from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Lutheran Retirement Home.

Citations for Lutheran Retirement Home

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility Statewide Average
Standard Health Citation 15 20
Life Safety Code Citation 21 13
Total Citations 3 33
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0 1
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 0.0% 2.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 3 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed April 25, 2019]

Located in Jamestown, New York, Lutheran Retirement Home is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Lutheran Social Service of Upstate NY Inc. It holds a total of 148 beds and provides baseline services, outpatient occupational therapy, outpatient physical therapy, and outpatient speech language pathology therapy. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 96% and an occupancy rate of 96%. Its operating certificate number is 0602308N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 29 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 15 standard health citations, 21 life safety code violations, and 1 sanction.

In 2016 Lutheran Retirement Home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding compliance with federal, state, and local laws and professional standards; the review of drug regimens and reporting of irregularities; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; the maintenance of an effective pest control program; the posting of nurse staffing information; the resident’s right to participate in care planning and revision of care plans; the resident’s right to self determination and to make choices; and the provision of services by qualified individuals in accordance with each resident’s plan of care. The facility implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2015 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the activities of daily living provided for dependent residents; the frequency of meals and snacks at bedtime; the maintenance of complete, accurate, and accessible resident records; and life safety code standards. The facility implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2015 Lutheran Retirement Home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the maintenance of an accident-free environment; administrative practices and procedures; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $8,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Lutheran Retirement Home in Jamestown, 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.