SUNNYSIDE CARE CENTER

Nursing Home Inspector

7000 COLLAMER RD
EAST SYRACUSE, NY 13057
Onondaga County
Phone: 315-656-7218
Provider Number: 335409
Last Inspection: 06/30/2016

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 80
Number of Residents: 76
Beds Available: 4
Percent Occupancy: 95%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Resident
Ownership: For profit - Corporation
Within Hospital?: NO

About State Inspection Deficiencies

Nursing Homes that are Medicare and/or Medicaid certified are licensed by the state and are required to comply with rigid standards enforced by regular facility inspections and extensive evaluations.

The state inspection deficiencies provided here are accounts reported by state inspectors of every discrepancy found where the home failed to meet the minimum standards set forth by state and federal regulations. If a home does not show any deficiencies, it has met the minimum standards required.

Please note: Findings in these inspections do not present a complete picture of the quality of care provided. Information in this database should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources, as well as a visit to the nursing home.


Deficiency Ratings

Our nursing home inspector tool compares the severity of deficiences rather than the number of deficiences. We calculate the severity of each deficiency using the formula:

Severity Rating = Scope + Level of Harm.

Deficiency Rating= Sum of ALL Severity Ratings

Severity Scope Level of Harm
2 1-Isolated 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 2-Pattern 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 1-Isolated 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 3-Widespread 1-Potential for minimal harm
4 2-Pattern 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 1-Isolated 3-Actual harm
5 3-Widespread 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
5 2-Pattern 3-Actual harm
5 1-Isolated 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
6 3-Widespread 3-Actual harm
6 2-Pattern 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
7 3-Widespread 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety

Deficiency Ratings
By Region

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

41

Facility
31

County
14

NY
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

41

2016
46

2015
49

2014

Medicare Ratings

Overall Rating: Overall Rating
Health Rating: Health Rating
Staff Rating: Staff Rating
Quality Rating: Quality Rating

 

Details by Inspection Date

6/30/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/29/2016
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/29/2016
 

5/21/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Employ or obtain outside professional resources to provide services in the nursing home when the facility does not employ a qualified professional to furnish a required service. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/31/2015
 
Failed To: Quickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/31/2015
 

9/18/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Limit the charges against residents' personal funds for items or services for which payment is made under Medicare or Medicaid. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Keep all essential equipment working safely. Isolated : Actual 4 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Have enough outside ventilation via a window or mechanical ventilation, or both. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2014
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

3/14/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
 
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
 

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg NY State Avg
Number of Residents 76 194.79 167.28
Registered Nurses 0.51 1.09 0.74
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.61 1.14 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.67 2.23 2.30
Total Staff Hours 2.79 4.47 3.88

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% NY State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 4 3 6
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 94 97 95
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 97 97 96
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 3 4 2
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 5 3 8
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 5 7 6
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 8 12 15
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 14 11 13
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 3 3 3
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 1 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 27 20 16
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 17 14 13
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 2 1 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 9 3 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 72 65 50
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 62 87 81
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 15 9 9
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 78 64 68
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 3 1 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 6 13 9
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 72 87 82
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 15 18 21
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 41 54 48
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 1 0 0