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Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: 58 Public Health Citations, 1 Sanction

Willow Point RehabilitationPublic records provided by the New York State Department of Health, accessed on May 27, 2019, indicate that Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Vestal, New York has received multiple citations and a sanction from the Department of Health. Our law firm is interested in hearing from patients who have complaints regarding Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Citations for Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2019

Measure This Facility
Standard Health Citation 39
Life Safety Code Citation 19
Total Citations 58
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 6 inspections.

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

Located in Vestal, New York, Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is publicly owned and operated by the County of Broome. It holds a total of 300 beds and provides baseline services. The Medicaid and Medicare-certified center has an employee flu vaccination rate of 87% and an occupancy rate of 97%. Its operating certificate number is 0364301N.

According to the nursing home’s Department of Health records, it has received 191 complaints alleging that it violated federal or state regulations, or provided inadequate care. It has also received 39 standard health citations, 19 life safety code citations, and one sanction.

In 2019 Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding the prevention and control of infection; the resident’s right to self-administer medication when clinically appropriate; respiratory care and suctioning; electrical systems; emergency lighting; the testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems; the installation, maintenance and testing of sprinkler systems; and smoke barriers. In connection with these citations, the nursing home implemented plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2017 the nursing home received citations in connection to findings of deficiencies in its compliance with public health law provisions regarding 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 provision of care and services that allow residents to attain their highest practicable potential well-being; the testing and maintenance of electrical equipment and sprinkler systems; the enclosure of hazardous areas; and the investigation and reporting of alleged violations. In connection with these citations, Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center established 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 alleged violations; bedrooms that assure full visual privacy; department criminal history reviews; the sanitary storage, preparation, and service of food; housekeeping and maintenance services; and the resident’s right to refuse treatment and to formulate advance directives. The nursing home established plans of correction approved by public health authorities.

In 2010 the nursing home was sanctioned in connection to findings it violated New York public health laws regarding activities of daily living; and the quality of care surrounding pressure sores. It was ordered to pay a civil penalty of $4,000.

If you or someone you know has complaints regarding Willow Point Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Vestal, 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.