This hospital Located in Upstate NY closed in the 60's and then became a nursing home.
June 2008 The Headline in the local Paper ~ State Shuts down Nursing Home.
The state Department of Health has ordered the temporary closure of the adult home.
The state served the order on the bad adult home about 2 p.m. Tuesday. According to the DOH, after the order was issued the local building inspector requested that the for-profit home, housed in a former hospital building, be evacuated within 24 hours.
According to the state’s order, health department inspectors found violations of law “which constitute an imminent danger to the health, safety and welfare of the facility’s residents.”
The order says the building’s flat roof needs replacement, and that leaks have caused “severe structural degradation” and that the ceilings of six rooms have partially collapsed, plaster walls are peeling or bubbling, adjoining rooms and halls have water damage and steel ceiling support struts are rusting.
The order says “a foul smell of mold permeates the air. Water stains, mold and a generally moist environment are present,” and protection against the elements is “substantially compromised.” On May 2, inspectors found live and dead bedbugs and bedbug eggs in 40 beds. Inspectors saw several residents with bedbug bites, who reported complaining to the adult home’s staff for months about the problem. No corrective action has taken place, the DOH said.
The Health Department order suspends Nursing Home operating license, and the state is preparing an order to permanently revoke the license and impose civil penalties on the operator.
The Health Department is working with the operator and with local service agencies to relocate the residents.
All residents must be transferred out by June 11.