This notice provides you with important information regarding how you may look up complaints, citations, inspections, enforcement actions, and penalties taken against the facility. There are two ways to access this information: 1. Go to the state website maintained by the New York State Department of Health:https://profiles.health.ny.gov/nursing_home/#5.79/42.868/-76.809 Enter the name of the facility in the search box. Once you have located the facility, you may click on the “Inspections” tab to access information regarding complaints, citations and enforcement. 2. Go to the Nursing Home Compare Website maintained by the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services: https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/?providerType=NursingHome&redirect=true Enter the name of the facility in the search box and click on “search.” Once you have located the facility, you may click on the “Details” tab and scroll down to view inspection results, penalties and other information about the facility. If you have any questions, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Bettsy Mercado at 718.798.1100 x106 for further information. 1.14.22 Good afternoon families, designated representatives and interested parties of the residents of Bronx Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. As the new variant of COVID-19 is griping our country and healthcare facilities, yesterday the New York State Department of Health updated its policies for visitation. Effective immediately, visitation will once again be allowed at Bronx Park with the following conditions:All visitors will have their temperatures taken;All visitors will be wearing a well-fitting mask;All visitors will social distance themselves from all staff and other residents;All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must submit prior to visiting resident a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result one day prior to visitation for antigen tests (Rapid tests) and two days prior to visitation for PCR tests. Please call the Activities department if you have any questions regarding the new NYSDOH policies. 1.7.22 Good morning families, designated representatives and interested parties of the residents of Bronx Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. As everyone is aware, the new COVID variant is causing major havoc in the United States. Healthcare facilities are being hit the hardest including long-term care facilities. Our facility is weathering the storm relatively well as only a few staff were found to be positive and had to quarantine for 5 days. In the last few days a cluster of residents, after testing them on a proactive basis, were found to be positive even though they were showing no signs of illness. We are segregating and isolating those residents. Physicians were notified and families are being called. In an abundance of caution, we are immediately suspending all visitation in the facility for 2 weeks other than in cases of emergencies. We will of course continue to have remote visitation through FaceTime and Zoom and other video means. Please call the Activities department to set that up. As this is an ever-changing fluid situation, we will keep all residents and families updated through emails, phone calls and direct one-to-one communication. Thank you in advance for your understanding and in helping us keep our residents safe. 11.17.21 Good morning families and interested parties of Bronx Park’s residents. We are happy to inform you that all previous mandates from the New York State Department of Health regarding visitation have been lifted. Visitation policies are back to normal meaning:1. You are no longer required to make an appointment to visit;2. You can visit upstairs in the resident’s room;3. No limit to how long the duration of the stay is;4. Physical contact is allowed as long as both the resident and you are fully vaccinated. Masks must still be worn at all times until you are alone in the room with the resident. Social distance guidelines must be followed as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a staff member for assistance. OLDER POSTS: Dear residents, family and friends of Bronx Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center.
Last week Governor Cuomo issued a press release announcing additional changes for visitation in nursing homes.
We’re excited to say that visitation has finally returned to Bronx Park!!
Of course there are always new regulations that we and you have to follow such as:
Screening and questions about you regarding signs/symptoms for COVID-19;Additional hand-hygiene protocols;Use of face coverings/masks;Six feet of social distancing;Instructional signage throughout facility;Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched areas;Staff use of PPE;Resident and staff weekly testing.
All visitations will still be done by appointment only. Please contact Michelle Ortega, Director of Activities at x 234 to schedule your visit. Visits will take place in the Activities suite located on the main floor. We have privacy dividers so you will have privacy. If the resident has been fully vaccinated then close contact is allowed, including touching.
Stay safe and healthy and we will be seeing you soon.
Steven L. Freifeld, MSHA, LNHA
Administrator BRONX PARK RATED 5 STARS (AGAIN!!!) Bronx Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is extremely excited and proud to announce that the Federal government through CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare) has rated our facility a 5-STAR skilled nursing facility. We are so happy to receive the 5-STAR rating in these trying times. This shows the resolve and dedication of our staff to push through all of the problems that 2020 has thrown at us and continue to provide the finest care possible. We are so proud of the staff and know they are as well. NYS MANDATED REOPENING PLAN Please click this link for the reopening plan that Bronx Park filed with the State of New York using the New York Forward Safety Plan Template. ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: You are welcome to review the additional policies and procedurs that Bronx Park has put in place by clicking here. NYS MANDATED PANDEMIC EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN Please click this link for the pandemic emergency poreparedness plan that Bronx Park filed with the State of New York. Updated November 17, 2021