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Samaritan Keep Nursing Home: 55 Public Health Citations, 3 Sanctions

Samaritan Keep Nursing HomePublicly available records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 17, 2019, indicate that Samaritan Keep Nursing Home in Watertown, New York has received citations and sanctions from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Samaritan Keep Nursing Home.

Citations for Samaritan Keep Nursing Home

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 43
Life Safety Code Citation 12
Total Citations 55
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 1
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 Watertown, New York, Samaritan Keep Nursing Home is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Samaritan Keep Nursing Home Inc. It holds a total of 272 beds and provides baseline services, adult day health care, clinical laboratory services, and diagnostic radiology services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an unavailable employee flu vaccination rate and an occupancy rate of 96%. Its operating certificate number is 2201000N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 266 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 43 standard health citations, 12 life safety code citations, and three sanctions.

In 2018 Samaritan Keep Nursing Home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the provision of assistive devices such as eating equipment and utensils; keeping residents free from abuse and neglect; dignity and the respect of individuality; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; care and services for patients with limited mobility; the maintenance of comfortable sound levels; treatment and care for patients with special needs; and treatment and services to prevent and heal pressure sores. Samaritan Keep Nursing Home has since implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2016 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding dignity and the respect of individuality; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; the provision of food in a form that meets individual needs; the sanitary storage, preparation and service of food; housekeeping and maintenance services; the control of infection and prevention of its spread; the maintenance of nutrition status unless unavoidable; keeping residents free from significant medication errors; the resident’s right to be free from physical restraints; the provision of services that meet professional standards; and treatment and services for residents with mental and psychosocial difficulties. The facility has since 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 significant medication errors; policies and procedures governing behavior and facility practices; and administrative practices and procedures. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $6,000.

In 2010 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding nutritional care and physician services. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Samaritan Keep Nursing Home in Watertown, 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.