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MANLIUS — An Onondaga County nursing home owned by Centers Health Care was fined $22,000 by the state Department of Health following a February inspection that found residents without medication and unsanitary conditions.

The Department of Health conducted its inspection on Feb. 9, according to documentation detailing the fine. The Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is an 80-bed home near Syracuse.

The report concluded a lack of staffing contributed to the lack of care of the residents with 24 deficiencies, at least three of which resulted in harm to residents.

Locally, Centers Health Care owns properties in Arygle, Glens Falls, Granville and Queensbury. 

Back in June, the state Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an arm of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued a notice of “deficiencies” in connection with the Dec. 1 death of 70-year-old Peter D. Bovair on Main Street in Queensbury.

Warren Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Queensbury was transporting the wheelchair-bound Bovair to a medical appointment when the van he was riding in stopped short. It proposed a $10,000 fine for the violations, while the federal government has imposed $7,023 in penalties.

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