Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns: 84 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

 Safire Rehabilitation of NorthtownsPublic records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 17, 2019, indicate that Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns in Tonawanda, 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 Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns.

Citations for Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 60
Life Safety Code Citation 24
Total Citations 84
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 8 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 17, 2019]

Located in Tonawanda, New York, Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns is owned by a private LLC and operated by Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns, LLC. It holds a total of 100 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 83% and an occupancy rate of 82%. Its operating certificate number is 1403304N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 150 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 60 standard health citations, 24 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 administrative practices and procedures; the provision of activities of daily living care for dependent residents; baseline care plans; criminal history record check processes; department criminal history reviews; the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans; keeping residents free from unnecessary psychotropic medication; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards and with adequate supervision to prevent accidents; the control and prevention of infection; the investigation, prevention, and correction of alleged violations; the labeling and storage of drugs and biologicals; refraining from employing or engaging staff with a history of adverse actions; pharmacy services, procedures, and records; physician visits; the reporting of alleged violations; residents’ rights and the exercise thereof; the provision of treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure ulcers; cooking facilities; fire drills; the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment and sprinkler systems; and subsistence needs for staff and patients. In connection with these citations, Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 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; and keeping residents free from significant medication errors. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $12,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Safire Rehabilitation of Northtowns in Tonawanda, 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.