Attorneys Representing Injured Glen Haven Home Residents
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and state regulators conduct routine surveys and inspections at least twice every year at every nursing facility in Iowa. Through inspections and investigations, the regulatory agencies can quickly identify serious concerns, violations, and deficiencies at the nursing home and enforce prompt corrections to ensure the health and well-being of every resident are protected.
In some cases, a nursing facility in violation of regulations cannot or will not make changes to update and improve their policies, procedures, and protocols when providing care. When this occurs, the regulatory agencies can issue monetary fines, add the nursing center to a federal watchlist, and designate the Home as a Special Focus Facility (SFF). The undesirable designation alerts the public, and the nursing home that corrections must be made promptly or the facility will be made to close their doors or sever their contract with Medicare and Medicaid.