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Samaritan Senior Village: 28 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

 Samaritan Senior VillagePublicly available records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 17, 2019, indicate that Samaritan Senior Village in Watertown, 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 Samaritan Senior Village.

Citations for Samaritan Senior Village

February 1, 2015 to January 31, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 22
Life Safety Code Citation 6
Total Citations 28
Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 1
Percentage of Citations Related to Actual Harm or Immediate Jeopardy 4.0%

The citations above resulted from a total of 3 inspections.

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

Located in Watertown, New York, Samaritan Senior Village is owned by a not-for-profit corporation and operated by Samaritan Senior Village Inc. It holds a total of 272 beds and provides baseline services, clinical laboratory services, short-term respite care, 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 93% and an occupancy rate of 97%. Its operating certificate number is 2269300N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 45 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 22 standard health citations, 6 life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In 2018 Samaritan Senior Village received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding bedrails; the development and implementation of comprehensive care plans; health provider network access and reporting; the control and prevention of infection; the resident’s right to be free of physical restraints; fire drills; means of egress; the enclosure of hazardous areas; and the installation of sprinkler systems. The facility has since implemented plans of correction 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 maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the investigation and reporting of allege violations; the provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; the resident’s right to self-determination and to make choices; and the provision of sufficient fluids to maintain hydration. Samaritan Senior Village 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 maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $10,000.

In 2015 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 provision of activities of daily living care for dependent residents; the maintenance of an environment free of accident hazards; the investigation and reporting of alleged violations; life safety code standards; and the provision of services that meet professional standards. In connection with these citations, Samaritan Senior Village has implemented plans of correction approved by the Department of Health.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Samaritan Senior Village 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.