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Riverledge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center: 38 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Riverledge Health CarePublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 16, 2019, indicate that Riverledge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ogdensburg, 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 Riverledge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Citations for Riverledge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 27
Life Safety Code Citation 11
Total Citations 38
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 3 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 16, 2019]

Located in Ogdensburg, New York, Riverledge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by United Helpers Nursing Home Inc. It holds a total of 180 beds and provides baseline services, short-term respite care, outpatient physical therapy, outpatient occupational therapy, and outpatient speech language pathology therapy. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 97% and an occupancy rate of 93%. Its operating certificate number is 4401302N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 111 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 27 standard health citations, 11 life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In 2018 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the control and prevention of infection; the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable, and homelike environment; elevators; and the installation of sprinkler systems. The nursing home implemented plans of correction in connection with these citations, which were approved by the Department of Health

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; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards and with adequate supervision to prevent accidents; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; physician physicians; the prompt physician notification of lab results; the provision of a quality of care that allows residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; the maintenance of complete, accurate, and accessible resident records; the resident’s right to be free from physical restraints; the resident’s right to participate in care planning and the revision of care plans; the maintenance of a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment; the provision and treatment of services to improve and maintain activities of daily living; the provision of treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores; means of egress; and smoke barriers. The nursing home 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 accidents 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 Riverledge Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ogdensburg, 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.