The Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex, otherwise known as ‘Madison Manor’ has been added to the Special Focus Facility List following the disclosure of a videotape nursing assistants at the facility physically abusing, failing to provide food and failing to clean an 84-year-old resident at the facility in August. The family of the woman placed a hidden camera in the woman’s room after they discovered more than 30 unexplained bruises on her body during a visit.
The Kentucky Attorney General filed criminal charges against three of the CNA’s involved in incident and one has already pleaded guilty. Madison Manor dismissed all three employees following the filing of criminal charges.
This incident is not the sole reason for Madison Manor’s placement on the government’s watchdog list. According to Beth Fisher, spokeswoman for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Madison Manor’s “history of non-compliance over the past three years” was the primary reason the facility was added to the Special Focus Facility List.
In 2008, Madison Manor received 25 citations related to resident care compared with the Kentucky average of 7 deficiencies per facility. In addition to Madison Manor, there are two other Kentucky nursing homes on the watch list: Cambridge Place in Lexington, and Britthaven of Somerset.
A list of Special Focus Facilities can be found here. Facilities on the list are inspected twice as frequently as other nursing homes. If the facilities consistently fail to improve their facilities they risk losing government funding- essentially forcing most facilties out of business.
Read more about this troubled Kentucky nursing home as reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader here.
For laws related to Kentucky nursing homes, look here.
Extendicare Homes Inc. is national owner and operator of nursing homes based in Milwaukee, WI. Extendicare runs 268 facilities across the country that provide services for more than 30,000 residents. Nearly all of Extendicare’s nursing facilities have higher-than-average scores for health deficiencies and safety violations.
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