Bottom Left – Allure Marketing Group from Allure website, Bottom Right, Shalom Braunstein
The High Finance of the Nursing Home Business and the People Who Profit at the Expense of the Elderly-Part I.
Contributors – May 8, 2016
Following the articles we did on Joel Landau and Allure, we received a series of emails providing us with additional information including numerous LLC’s registered at similar addresses as those of several nursing homes. We received information on nursing homes with horrendous reviews but profitable business models. We received a multitude of documents and emails regarding the high stakes game of the nursing home business.
We will be publishing this in pieces. We will begin with a letter from one contributor and Allure, Joel Landau and his partners, think Rivington…
I’ve been on a personal mission to counter the dismaying government sponsorship of harm to the disabled elderly in assisted living residences as well as nursing homes in NY. The revolving door of predatory property owners masquerading as long term care operators keeps me at it… Apropos of the much appreciated investigation by Comptroller Stringer of the mishandling of the Rivington Nursing Home property churn, I did some more investigation of the Allure Group . There are any number of malefactors…but sadly & as a Jew, I’ve seen the enabling of mostly Hasidic property owners masquerading as long term care operators by the either ignorant OR co-opted Dept of Health and the bought and paid for legislators who write impotent legislation-and who allow insufficient vetting and end up certifying the worst owners of these places.
I want both the Department of Health and Governor Cuomo to be held to account. I want both the Aging and Health Committees in Albany to be accountable to the vulnerable aging-an enormously growing part of our population. These vulnerable elders are the DOH’s obligation to protect-and not their campaign contributors via the nursing home lobby group Leading Age/Hinman Straub who pay to play.
The churning of the homes of the frail and frightened must stop. It is another moral imperative as is the outrageous abuse of children. Jackals must be stopped…and certainly when they call themselves Jews-we must, as you are doing, call them out.
Some of the many names:
Chetrit-Jewish Home Lifecare
The mysterious partners who bamboozled city into luxury condo deal
The obscure Brooklyn company at the center of a City Hall scandal already owed millions of dollars in unpaid tax and Joel Landau
The New York State Department of Health continued to allow this group to flourish. The City Agency (DCAS) has a cavalier attitude towards the most vulnerable. DCAS ended up sponsoring the diminution of a long term care facility even as the Mayor promoted his Zoning for Quality and Affordability initiative which purports to incentivize developers to build more residences for the aged and infirm.
New York Post: Lobbyist James Capalino arranged for a DCAS restriction to be waived, allowing a nursing home
Allure Group-Joel Landau. Solomon Rubin… Marvin Rubin owners:
NYC Nursing Homes:
Hamilton Park Nursing
Linden Center for Nursing
Hopkins Center for Nursing
King David Center for Nursing
Crown Hts Center for Nursing
Bedford Center for Nursing
Harlem Center for Nursing
(Grandell Rehab-Solomon Rubin –CFO)
(Beach Terrace Care Solomon Rubin –CFO)
St Joachim and Anne Nursing
Nostrand Center for Nursing and Rehab aka NNRC Properties LLC (formerly CABS Nursing)…bought by Allure for $15,600,000 & now being converted into condos in Bed-Stuy, Brklyn
Norwood Terrace Health Center
Landau is owner of :
E-Z Bill Inc
Care to Care LLC
199 Lee Ave Suite 182
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Landau is also Chairman of AlphaCare of New York
Landau is Managing Director Co-owner of Pinta Partners
Rubin(s) also owners of :
Community care EMS LLC:
The following includes reviews from families of loved ones impacted by sub-par oversight and failure by the DOH to report/enforce and prevent more acquisitions by Allure Group…Landau and the Rubins
1) Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
(formerly Victory Memorial Hospital)
691 92nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718 567 1000
“This place deserves to be shut down as the operation is still a disgrace. For affected families, I urge you to let your voice be heard so families don’t suffer the consequences of keeping a loved one here. This place will just bill insurance and drain your bank account for little to no services rendered.”
“Please do not send your loved ones here! The staff is negligent and administration is by far subpar. They will not report status updates about the well-fare of their residents and nurses are extremely rude, (watch out for Miriam!). I have witnessed three deaths in the unit in the course of three weeks and have seen the staff run codes. I’m a physician with a loved one who needed care and they literally drag their feet during emergency situations. Respiratory therapy does not suction patients regularly either and aids will throw family out of the room when they need to move the patient. Tactless and disrespectful and no professionalism training among the staff. This place may be up and running today, but it should not be operating in a developed society. Deserves to be investigated. I would give it no stars. Sad place, really. “
“WARNING: WARNING: WARNING: WARNING: WARNING: WARNING: WARNING:
DO NOT PLACE A LOVED ONE IN HAMILTON PARK NURSING & REHAB CENTER UNLESS YOU WANT THEM TO DIE!!! Hamilton Park has a beautiful facade, but don’t let that fool you, they are criminally negligent! This place is truly a place you leave someone to die.
My mother-in-law was in there for 3 weeks (as a rehab patient) and they did as little as possible. They didn’t respond to calls for help, knowingly left stained sheets with feces on the floor and I actually have pictures. I witnessed them ignore cries for help… The PT was a joke. The staff was nonexistent, the administration is incompetent! PT gave her 30 minute “phone-in” sessions which basically reversed all the progress she made in Acute Care over at Methodist. She was supposed to have daily MD visits, that didn’t happen. Hamilton Park actually didn’t give her vital medicines prescribed to her by her neurologist at Mt. Sinai and they charged our insurance company for services that were never rendered. If it hadn’t been for my father-in-law never leaving her side, I seriously think they would have left her to die.
To make matters worse…. Upon release Hamilton Park’s social worker, Lana, promised care as per her discharge orders from a doctor she met only a few times. One paper, the orders looked good, but in reality there was no fulfillment of their orders. Hamilton Park contracts home care through a sham company names Arch HealthCare and their subsidiary Empire Home Health Care Services. They didn’t provide any of the care she was promised. For 2 weeks, she was left to rot at home. They provided zero advocacy. Once it became obvious, we would receive no care, our family stepped in and took the bums off the case. Now (VNS) Visiting Nurse Services is managing her care at home. BTW, I highly recommended VNS!
WARNING: Stay clear away from Hamilton Park Nursing Home, Arch Home Health Care and Empire Home Healthcare Services!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They are criminally negligent and my family is in the midst of filing a lawsuit! DO NOT SEND ANYONE THERE!!!
Whoever has the audacity to write a good review for this place must be sadistic and they must work there. Seriously, shame shame shame!!!!
If I could rate this facility with less than one star, I would. “
2) Linden Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Ruby Weston Manor)
2237 Linden Blvd
Brooklyn, New York 11207
Dec 24, 2015 “One star is one star too many for this facility. My computer won’t allow zero stars to be processed. The staff needs to be completely retrained in the nursing and nurses aides programs. The neglect and unprofessionalism is disgusting. This place should be under strict scrutiny and be completely re-staffed with caring professionals that know how to do their job! In reference to L. Garcia.Thankfully he became so much more sick in there when he entered, he had to go to the hospital. He was saved. Imagine that!!!!!!!”
3) Hopkins Center for Nursing
155 Dean St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
3/26/2016 -Lavitta C. “This place needs to be re-vamped. Everytime my relative would go out to hospital. No one knew which hospital, if she was back and good luck getting anyone the phone on the actual units. It smells terrible, like urine and feces. Patients are just there. no one returns phone calls! I would not recommend this place
3/10/2015 -Ellen J. Watch out for this place. Since the new owner assumed responsibility for this nursing home (previously run as Bishop Mugavero run by the Catholic church), they have been spending more money on redecorating than adequately trained staff. They constantly have too few staff during the evenings, weekends and holidays. Hallways smell of urine or feces. The disposable underwear of residents are not changes as often as they should. I am also very worried whether an appropriate evacuation could be handled in case of fire. They only have 3 slow moving elevators and door for gate in garden is locked.”
Hopkins property location on Dean St–per ACRIS- is owned by KFG Operating I LLC /Hopkins Ventures LLC (Marvin Rubin is 30% owner) located at 141-16 72nd Ave Flushing,
NY where the following LLCs are also located:
LOCATED at 141-16 72nd Ave…Flushing, NY
CENTER MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC
WESTCHESTER ALP PROPERTY LLC
BELLHAVEN VENTURES LLC
BELLHAVEN PROPERTY LLC
CENTER MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC
APPROVED STAFFING LLC
682 PELHAM ROAD LLC
680 PELHAM ROAD LLC
KFG RECEIVER LLC
KFG OPERATING I LLC
HOPKINS RECEIVER LLC
KFG OPERATING TWO LLC
KFG LAND TWO LLC
KFG LAND I LLC
HOPKINS VENTURES LLC
APPROVED RESTORATION CONTRACTING LLC
CLOVER LAKE MANAGEMENT LLC
CLOVER LHCSA MANAGEMENT LLC
WESTCHESTER LHCSA MANAGEMENT LLC
SMITHTOWN HEALTH CARE PROPERTY LLC
4) King David Center for Nursing (was Sephardic Nursing and Rehab)
2266 Cropsey Ave
Brooklyn NY 11214
11/29/2015 – by SANDY for SGRNC LLC “Staffing on each floor has been more than cut in half. Today my mother was given a pastrami sandwich which was green molded. Only 2 doctors are in house and only twice a week so at most times there are no doctors available to see patients. Patients are now sent to the ER for minor complaints such as a fever. When it was the Sephardic Home there were many more nurses and aides. The quality of care is very poor.”