Four nursing homes in the Mohawk Valley have been cited by the state for failing to provide adequate and sufficient health care to its residents.
The findings, from the Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an agency devoted to improving care for the elderly and disabled are outlined below:
St. Joseph Nursing Home had 13 violations, including failure to meet nutritional needs, properly mark drugs and more.
Frank Trimboli, St. Joseph administrator, says the problems have been immediately corrected.
Loretto Utica Residential Facility had 21 violations, including failure to protect residents from abuse and physical punishment, abuse of patients and theft of property, among other findings.
The issues have since been corrected, according to Sally Berry, senior vice president of Loretto.
Oneida Healthcare Center had 5 violations in August, all of which were addressed and corrected, said Byran Ehlinger, center administrator.
Folts Home had 13 violations including failure to provide meals at scheduled times and failure to keep a save and clean surrounding, among others.
Pat Frazier, director of public relations at Folts Home, said the violations have been corrected.
Richard Mollot, executive director of Long Term Care Community Coalition that reports the state’s violations, said the compliance of some facilities is known as “yo-yo compliance,” a term that was coined nationally that means the state comes in, identifies deficiencies, and the facilities respond to the inspection by fixing the violations – but the problem is that the facility hasn’t taken steps to ensure long-term solutions to the problems.