The Gotham Gazette has investigated the New York City’s five worst nursing homes. It found that registered nurses only spend 18 minutes a day with each patient. One of the facilities investigated, Mosholu Parkway and Rehabilitation Center, was cited by Medicare for 11 health care deficiencies. This figure is more than double the average deficiencies for New York state nursing homes.
Compare this New York facility’s 11 deficiencies against the St. Olaf Residence, an 80-bed nursing home in Minneapolis, which was cited in its most recent inspection with 30 health care deficiencies! Or compare it to the Mission Nursing Home in Plymouth, Minnesota, a 97-bed nursing home, which was cited with 14 health care deficiencies and identified as a “Special Focus Facility” by Medicare.
The list of deficiencies for Mosholu Parkway and Rehabilitation Center include:
- A resident who improperly catheterized himself on a daily basis and did not properly dispose of waste;
- The facility throwing away a resident’s hearing aid and never replacing it;
- The facility medicating a resident with sedatives that were not prescribed by a physician; and
- Allowing residents to smoke without supervision which resulted in a resident burning 60% of his body.
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