Regulatory Updates

COVID -19 VACCINE / BOOSTER INFO and COVID-19 TESTING for visitors

COVID -19 VACCINE / BOOSTER INFO

All residents of Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccines, Booster 1 and Booster 2.  The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine - doses 1 and 2, and Booster 1 and 2 are all available to every resident.  For more information, please contact the Nursing Department at 718-206-5111 or Social Work Department at 718-206-5119.

COVID-19 TESTING

Effective immediately as per the Governor’s order, Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home will require proof of a negative COVID-19 test for every visitor to the facility.  Rapid antigen tests must be taken within 24 hours of entering the facility and PCR tests must be taken within 48 hours of entering the facility.  Documentation of this test must be provided prior to entry. If a rapid test is used, the visitor must present the actual test with the date written on the test.

While supplies last, visitors who are not able to provide a test result will be given a self-test kit and will be instructed to administer the test outside of the facility and return with the results.  If a test result is positive, the visitor will be denied entry.

Thank you for your cooperation !

 

Friday 8th July 2022

CMS Care Compare - Performance on quality measures, complaints, inspection results, and citations and enforcement actions, as well as any penalties imposed on the nursing home.

Both the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) maintain information on nursing homes that includes performance on quality measures, complaints, inspection results, and citations and enforcement actions, as well as any penalties imposed on the nursing home. CMS has created a tool called Care Compare to help consumers search for and select nursing homes and other health care providers.

According to CMS, the information it maintains on nursing homes should be used with other information you gather about providers and facilities in your area. In addition to reviewing the Care Compare information, you should talk to your doctor, social worker, or other health care providers when choosing a provider. Additional tips for selecting a nursing home can be found in CMS's guide to selecting a nursing home: https://www.medicare.gov/care- compare/en/assets/resources/nursing-home/02174-nursing-home-other-long-term-services.pdf?redirect=true.

 

The following web addresses can provide quality and compliance information.

  • On the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Care Compare site, enter the name of the nursing home in the search box. Click on the name of the nursing home to view Inspection results as well as any penalties that have been imposed.

Tuesday 28th June 2022

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

The Ombudsman assists residents to exercise their rights to good care in the Nursing Home.  

Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Tel # (212) 812-2911

Please contact the Social Work Department at 718-206-5119 for more information.

Resources:

https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/adult_care/dear_administrator_letters/docs/dal-21-17_attachment.pdf

www.ltcombudsman.ny.gov

 

Tuesday 17th May 2022

RESIDENT RIGHTS INFORMATION

You have the right to: 

~  dignity, respect and a comfortable living environment 

~  quality of care and treatment without discrimination 

~  freedom of choice to make your own, independent decisions 

~  be informed in writing about services and fees before you enter the nursing home 

~  the safeguard of your property and money 

~  appeal a transfer or discharge with the New York State Department of Health 

~  privacy in communications 

~  choose your own schedule, activities and other preferences that are important to you 

~  receive visitors of your choosing at the time of your choosing 

~  an easy-to-use and responsive complaint procedure 

~  be free from abuse including verbal, sexual, mental and physical abuse 

~  be free from restraints 

~  exercise all of your rights without fear of reprisals 

 

For the complete Resident Rights booklets and flyer in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian, Yiddish, Polish, Bengali, and  Arabic please click on the link below: 

https://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/nursing/rights/ 

 

Tuesday 17th May 2022