Getting a new owner and renaming itself are just two of the things that are helping a Guilderland nursing home after it was removed from a ‘worst’ list.
A Guilderland nursing facility that was formerly under scrutiny for unsafe practices will finally come off of a ‘worst list.’ Ownership of the facility will also be officially transferred to the group who has been running the facility for the past two years.
Guilderland Center Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility was finally removed from a Special Focus Facility list. The list is maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the facility had been on the list since January of 2015.
Queens-based Grand Healthcare System has acquired full-ownership of the facility and will be changing its name to “The Grand.” The company owns five other nursing homes in Queens.
It took improved staffing and more than $1 million in renovations to see the facility removed from the special focus list.
An industry watchdog said that being removed from the list is not a stamp of approval. Nursing homes can sometimes end up back on the list after improving enough to be removed.
The home was cited 130 times for poor quality over a four-year period between Sept. 1, 2012 and August 31, 2016.
The most recent health inspection took place in June. However, the results of that inspection are not available on the state inspection website.
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