A pair of Central New York nursing homes have been fined over $36,000 by the federal government for providing substandard care.
The Long-Term Care Community Coalition, a non-profit group tracking nursing home enforcement actions, says The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fined Pontiac Nursing Home $20,247 and Rosewood Heights in Syracuse $16,000 sometime between March 1 and May 31. They say the Pontiac fine stems from a February 12 inspection that revealed 18 deficiencies, five which were their most serious violation. Rosewood Heights was cited for several serious violations found in three 2012 inspections. That home, owned jointly by St. Joseph's and Crouse hospitals, is set to close next summer.