Crisis in Nursing Homes May Have One Thing in Common

A news team from Post Falls, Idaho recently reported that in the last week, in our region there has been three nursing homes under investigation. The worst of it, at the Life Care Center in Post Falls.

KHQ uncovered 250 pages of an abuse and neglect investigation at the Life Care Center in Post Falls, from an anonymous tip Monday. The documents show a low number of staffing could have had an impact on the abuse and neglect that happened there.

In one instance, on November 1st, 2019, a patient was "actively dying and receiving hospice services." The patient's family received a call that night, at 9:30pm to say "he took a turn for the worse." However, hospice notes, reviewed by state investigators, later found that he was dead several hours before that call was made and "there was not documentation in Resident #180's record the facility notified his primary care physician of his death."

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