Thinly staffed nursing home causes residents to miss meals, lack cleanliness

A Manlius nursing home without enough staff to clean, feed and toilet residents has been fined $22,000 by the state, according to

An inspection of the Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing conducted in February found the facility was so short-staffed some residents did not get insulin and other medications on time or at all.

The 80-bed home, formerly known as the Crossings, was bought last year by Centers Health Care, a New York City-based for-profit chain that owns 53 nursing homes in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

The state Health Department recently posted information about the fine on its website.

When inspectors visited the home at 215 East Ave. in Minoa in February it was being run by an administrator who lived out of state and was unavailable on weekends, according to the inspection.

The report cited the facility for 24 deficiencies, at least three of which resulted in harm to residents. Many of the problems were repeat deficiencies.

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Topics: Nutrition/Dietary , Staffing , Uncategorized