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Nursing Home Loses Medicare and Medicaid Funds

More than two dozen residents of a nursing home that is losing its Medicare and Medicaid funding are being forced to move. The nursing home is having its certification pulled because of deficiencies found by state health inspectors. The deficiencies centered on medical and nursing home neglect. Inspectors found one resident with 17 pressure ulcers who was not receiving appropriate treatment that was ordered by a physician. Other examples of elderly neglect include some residents who were not being turned or cleaned and in some instances were not fed. Many residents had experienced severe weight loss. Other residents had not received assistance with meals to prevent severe weight loss. Many staff members were not following doctor’s orders to care for medical problems such as not monitoring blood glucose for diabetics. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services allow three revisits to a nursing home to determine if they will terminate funding. To read more about the nursing home abuse, please click the link.