Unsafe for Staff and Residents

DocumentedNY.com reported on Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center. It is an incredible story of mismanagement and unsafe staffing leading to abuse, neglect, and wrongful deaths. Sad and tragic American story. There has been over a thousand phone calls to police since 2018.

“It’s like the streets up in there.”

Former patients, employees, and advocates say that Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, one of the largest nursing home facilities in the city, has been plagued with violence, theft, drug use, and overdoses among other crimes, for years. Drug use, drug dealing, theft, and assault are just some of the issues workers say they confront daily.

ArchCare, the health care arm of the Archdiocese of New York, owns and operates the facility. ArchCare is one of the largest nursing home operators in the country with $1 billion in annual revenues. ArchCare’s president and chief financial officer La Rue, who has been president since 2011, has a compensation package worth $1.47 million. But they claim to be a charity.