Everything listed under: nursing home fines

  • Nursing Home Closing, Loses Funding

    A nursing home that is closing has been denied Medicare and Medicaid funding. The facility received several citations that involved a lack of cleanliness, wound care, and medication errors. The hold on payments to reimbursement patient costs was publicized after the health inspections took place. An investigation of a patient's death also led to an investigation.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Chain Fined Over $500,000

    A nursing home chain has been fined more than $570,000 in a series of citations of nursing home abuse. The latest accusation of more abuse came from video surveillance from a hidden camera in a patient’s room. The nursing home staff were recorded ignoring and ridiculing a patient that had fallen.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $46,000 For Negligence In Patient Deaths

    A nursing home has been fined nearly $46,000 after three patient deaths as determined by surveys held over 4 months time. The facility revealed deficiencies that involved employing incompetent caregivers, neglecting residents with life-threatening conditions and denying residents their pain medication. In addition to patient deaths, the facility's residents have been left sitting in urine for more than an hour and without answers to call lights for 33 minutes. The facility has a history...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $20,000 For Care Violations

    A nursing home has been fined $20,000 due to four different violations of care for residents in the facility. Each violation instigated a citation and a $5,000 fine. The ongoing consequences also involve suspension of admissions of other residents while the nursing home corrects the poor quality care."The Commissioner of Health may suspend admissions to a nursing home when conditions are determined to be, or are likely to be, detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents,&qu...  Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Fined For Violations Of Patient Care

    Seven nursing homes in one area have been fined for violations relating to deficiencies in patient care. The facilities were fined more than $125,000 for the citations collectively. One citation involved a patient that wandered from the facility in shorts and a t-shirt, later found outside in 38 degree weather when alarms did not sound upon his exit.Other incidents involved death by strangulation and exploitation on social media.   Read More...

  • Nursing Homes Feeling Effects Of Lawsuits, State Fines For Deficiencies In Care

    A nursing home chain is filing for bankruptcy claiming that numerous lawsuits against its facilities have left it lacking funds to provide adequate healthcare. However, public records show the amount money that went into the properties of the owner of the chain and the many deficiencies cited by the state health department. State surveys many incidents warranting hefty fines. One of the incidents involved a patient known for violence and instability who beat his two roommates to death.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $56,000 For Multiple Violations And Deficiencies

    A nursing home has been fined by the state more than $56,000 for fines due to failures to meet the standard of care for patients in the following areas:Failing to meet staffing requirements for nursing and personal care for 11 of 14 days.Failing to provide appropriate nutrition, insulin, medications and blood glucose monitoring of a resident, resulting in hospitalization.Failing to assess pain and provide pain relief for a resident, resulting in hospitalization.Not ensuring that one patient'...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Scabies Outbreak Leads To Deficiency Rating And Fine

    Nursing home patients were exposed to a scabies outbreak, leading to a survey inspection and fine. The nursing home was rated with an "L", the lowest ranking in deficiencies, citing immediate jeopardy for patients in the facility. Initial patients infected with scabies were not quarantined to prevent spread of the skin infestation.Nurses also contracted scabies from the patients and spread it to family members outside the facility.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Under Investigation For Patient Abuse

    A nursing home is currently under investigation for possible patient abuse. The facility already has been fined $16,000 for failure to meet standards of care for patient care. Individuals do not know the information they have said.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Fined $782,250 For Deficiencies In Care

    A nursing home has been fined one of the 10 largest fines nationally in the past 3 years. The fine amounting to $675,750 makes up part of the total $782,250 the facility was fined after deficiencies were found on two separate health inspections. The deficiency yielding the highest of the fines involved a patient who was allowed to develop "wounds that went down to the bone with exposed tendons".In addition to the fines, the facility also lost its license.   Read More...