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March 25, 2012

Two “immediate jeopardy” citations were recently issued to Pleasant Valley nursing home in Fort Edward, New York. These citations are the most serious citations issued by the Health Department.

The citations are characterized by issues that cause, or are likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to residents.

The citations were for infection control issues and for not immediately reporting possible nursing home abuse. One aide was subsequently fired and another was disciplined for their involvement.

Pleasant Valley nursing home has a history of poor performance with 13 actual harm or immediate jeopardy citations issued over the last three years.

These most recent citations came after a nine-day inspection by the state Health Department. The nursing home administrator says he expects the deficiencies will be fixed by Monday.

A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you and your family if nursing home abuse or neglect becomes an issue in your lives.

source: http://poststar.com/news/local/b17f91b4-7535-11e1-ae31-001871e3ce6c.html

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