September 12, 2006

Kentucky nursing home loses federal funding after receiving the most serious citation from state health inspectors

by Levin & Perconti

The federal government recently pulled its Medicaid funding from a Lexington, KY nursing home that cares for 57 residents. The facility had recently received a type-A citation, the most serious type, from state health inspectors after an incident of nursing home neglect. A resident suffering from brain injury, dementia, and affective psychosis was able to escape the facility one morning and “hitch-hike” to a different city. His disappearance was not noticed by nursing home staff until the following morning.

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