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Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns: 128 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Safire Rehabilitation of SouthtownsPublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 17, 2019, indicate that Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns in Buffalo, 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 Southtowns.

Citations for Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 94
Life Safety Code Citation 34
Total Citations 128
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 3
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 2.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 9 inspections.

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

Located in Buffalo, New York, Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns is owned by a private LLC and operated by Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns, LLC. It holds a total of 120 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 59% and an occupancy rate of 84%. Its operating certificate number is 1401342N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 151 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 94 standard health citations, 34 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 coordination and certification of assessments; criminal history record check processes; dental services; criminal history reviews; the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans; discharge summaries; the maintenance of essential equipment in safe operating condition; 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; influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations; physician visits; and pharmacy services. In connection with these citations, Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding criminal history record check processes; department criminal history reviews; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards and with adequate supervision to prevent accidents; influenza and pneumococcal immunizations; the provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; standards of construction; the provision of treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores; and the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment. The facility has since 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 establishment of an infection control program; administrative practices and procedures; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $6,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Safire Rehabilitation of Southtowns in Buffalo, 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.