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Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center: 31 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Whittier RehabilitationPublic records published by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 27, 2019, indicate that Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, New York has received multiple citations and sanctions from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center.

Citations for Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 19
Life Safety Code Citation 12
Total Citations 31
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 4 inspections.

[Source: New York State Department of Health, accessed May 27, 2019]

Located in Ghent, New York, Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center is owned by an unspecified entity and operated by Whittier Health Services, Inc. It holds a total of 120 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 77% and an occupancy rate of 97%. Its operating certificate number is 1059301N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 76 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 19 standard health citations, 12 life safety code citations, and two sanctions.

In 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the development of comprehensive care plans; dignity and the respect of individuality; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; 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 control of infection and prevention of its spread; the testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems; fire drills; the installation of sprinkler systems; and smoke barriers. In connection with these citations, the nursing home established 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 the development of comprehensive care plans; the maintenance of drug regimens free from unnecessary drugs; the sanitary storage, preparation, and service of food; and the maintenance of complete, accurate, and accessible resident records. In connection with these citations, Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center implemented Department of Health-approved plans of correction.

In 2010 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the resident’s right to clinical care and treatment; drug therapy; and hydration. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $14,000.

In 2010 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding the quality of care provided to residents; and quality assessment and assurance. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent, 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.