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Special Focus Facilities: The Worst Nursing Homes Of All

I get a large number of questions from nursing home patients and families regarding focused on finding the ‘best’ facilities available.  For some reason, I get an even larger number of people who ask me who the ‘worst’ facilities are.  Maybe there’s some sport associated with identifying these facilities? But for to today, let’s feed the need to identify the poor performing nursing homes– the Special Focus Facilities.

If you are a nursing home operator or employee the Special Focus Facility (SFF) is definitely a club you want no part of.  Rather, the SFF was created by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) as an assemblage of facilities that deserve special recognition for the inadequate care they typically provide to their patients.

A facility typically earns a spot on this list primarily after the both federal and state inspectors survey reports on the facility come to light. SFF typically have:

  • More general problems than your average facility
  • More safety and injury-related problems than your typical facility
  • A pattern of serious problems that have persisted over a long period of time

No doubt, event the best facilities have episodes where the care they provide can be characterizes as abusive or neglectful.  However, these SFF have more than their share and at the very least patients and families should be aware if they have a loved one who is a patient at a facility on this dubious list.

Below is a compilation of all nursing homes currently on the SFF list organized by state.

Here are some observations from the SFF list:

TOTAL NUMBER OF FACILITIES = 126

STATE WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF FACILITIES:

STATES WITH 5 SFF FACILITIES:

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO

PENNSYLVANIA

TEXAS

STATES WITH 4 SFF FACILITIES:

FLORIDA

ILLINOIS

IOWA

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MARYLAND

TENNESSEE

WISCONSIN

TOP 5 SFF FACILITIES ON THE LIST FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD (REALLY THE WORST!):

63 MONTHS:

International Nursing and Rehab Center

4815 South Western Ave

Chicago, IL 60609

Luther Home

831 Pine Beach Rd

Marinette, WI 54143

Hidden Hills Health and Rehab Center

3110 Scott Circle

Omaha, NE 68112

Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center

Rt 38 and Mill Road

Maple Shade, NJ 08052

38 MONTHS:

Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation at Colby

105 East College Drive

Colby, KS 67701

SPECIAL FOCUS FACILITIES

ALABAMA – AL

Mount Royal Towers

300 Royal Tower Drive

Birmingham, AL 35209

South Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center

1300 East South Boulevard

Montgomery, AL 36116

ALASKA – AK

None

ARIZONA – AZ

Osborn Health and Rehab

3333 North Civic Center Plaza

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Desert Haven Care Center

2645 East Thomas Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016

ARKANSAS – AR

Woodland Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation – Jackson

1320 West Braden Street

Jacksonville, AR 72076

Crestpark Retirement Inn

111 Hospital Drive

Helena, AR 72342

Parkview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

2600 Barrow Road

Little Rock, AR 72204

CALIFORNIA – CA

Chandler Convalescent Hospital

5335 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91607

Bella Vista Health Care Center

933 East Deodar Street

Ontario, CA 91764

COLORADO – CO

Camellia Healthcare Center

500 Geneva Street

Aurora, CO 80010

Pueblo Care and Rehab

2611 Jones Avenue

Pueblo, CO 81004

CONNECTICUT – CT

St. Camillus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

494 Elm Street

Stamford, CT 06902

The William and Sally Tandet Center for Continuing Care

146 W Broad Street

Stamford, CT 06902

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – DC

Rock Creek Manor

2131 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20037

DELAWARE – DE

Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center

231 South Washington Street

Millsboro, DE 19966

FLORIDA – FL

Capital Healthcare Center

3333 Capital Medical Blvd

Tallahassee, FL 32308

Bon Secour Maria anor

10300 4th St N

Saint Petersburg, FL 33716

Governor’s Creek Health and Rehab

803 Oak St

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Royal Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center

2225 Knox Mcrae Dr

Titusville, FL 32780

GEORGIA – GA

Oceanside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

77 Can Horn Street

Tybee Island, GA 31328

Savannah Rehabilitation & Nursing

815 East 63 Street

Savannah, GA 31405

Tara at Thunderbolt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

3223 Falligant Avenue

Savannah, GA 31404

HAWAII – HI

Maluhia

1027 Hala Drive

Honolulu, HI 96817

IDAHO – ID

Idaho Falls Care and Rehab

3111 Channing Way

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

ILLINOIS – IL

Embassy Health Care Center

555 West Kahler

Wilmington, IL 60481

Alden Wentworth Rehab & Healthcare Center

201 West 69th Street

Chicago, IL 60621

International Nursing and Rehab Center

4815 South Western Ave

Chicago, IL 60609

Pekin Manor

1520 El Camino Drive

Pekin, IL 61554

INDIANA – IN

Martin County Healthcare & Rehab

313 Poplar Street

Loogootee, IN 47553

North Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

601 West 61st Ave

Merillville, IN 46410

Park Villa Long Term Care

221 N Washington St

Marion, IN 46952

IOWA – IA

Windmill Manor

2332 Liberty Drive

Coralville, IA 52241

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

2001 Kennedy Street

Granger, IA 50109

Woodlands Rehabilitation Center

1600 Mcpherson

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Manorcare Health Services Waterloo

201 West Ridgeway Avenue

Waterloo, IA 50701

KANSAS – KS

Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation at Colby

105 East College Drive

Colby, KS 67701

Westview of Derby

445 N Westview St

Derby, KS 67037

Jefferson County Memorial Hosital Ltcu

408 Delaware Street

Winchester, KS 66097

KENTUCKY – KY

Arbor Place of Clinton

106 Padgett Drive

Clinton, KY 42031

James S Taylor Memorial Home

1015 W Magazine Street

Louisville, KY 40203

Richmond Health & Rehabilitation Complex – Madison

131 Meadowlark Drive

Richmond, KY 40475

LOUISIANA – LA

Plaquemine Manor Nursing Home

24320 Ferdinand Street

Plaquemine, LA 70764

The Oaks of Mid City Nursing and Rehab Center

4100 North Boulevard

Baton Rouge, LA 10806

MAINE – ME

Coastal Manor

PO Box 429

Yarmouth, ME 04096

Woodlawn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

59 West Front Street

Skowhegan, ME 04976

MARYLAND – MD

Manorcare of Rossville

6600 Ridge Road

Baltimore, MD 21237

MASSACHUSETTES – MA

Saint Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

101 Plantation Street

Worcester, MA 01604

Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Christian Hill Road

Great Barrington, MA 01230

Redstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

135 Benton Drive

East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Legend Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

59 Eastwood Circle

PO Box 310

Gardner, MA 01440

MICHIGAN – MI

Riverview Manor

55378 Wilbur Road

Three Rivers, MI 49093

Sorrento Care Center

12900 W Chicago

Detroit, MI 48228

Heartland Hcc – Kalamazoo

3625 W Michigan Ave

Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Royalton Manor

288 Peace Blvd

St Joseph, MI 49085

MINNESOTA – MN

Benedictine Healthcare Center Innsbruck

1101 Black Oak Drive

New Brighton, MN 55112

Crest View Lutheran Home

4444 Reservoir Boulevard Northeast

Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Owatonna Commons Nursing & Rehab

201 Southwest 18th Street

Owatonna, MN 55060

Westwood Health

7500 West 22nd Street

Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

MISSISSIPPI – MS

West Point Community Living Center

1122 N Eshman Avenue

PO Box 817

West Point, MS 39773

Choctaw County Nursing Center

311 West Cherry Street

Ackerman, MS 39735

Song Health & Rehab of Columbia, LLC

1506 North Main Street

Columbia, MS 39429

MISSOURI – MO

Ashton Court Care and Rehabilitation Centre

1200 West College Street

Liberty, MO 64068

Holmesdale Healthcare & Rehab

8033 Holmes

Kansas City, MO 64131

Madison Medical Center

611 West Main Street

PO Box 431

Fredericktown, MO 63645

Tablerock Healthcare

276 Fountain Lane

Kimberling City, MO 65686

MONTANA – MT

Cedarwood Villa

1 S Oaks

Red Lodge, MT 59068

Missouri River Care & Rehab Center

1130 17th Ave S

Great Falls, MT 59405

NEBRASKA – NE

Hidden Hills Health and Rehab Center

3110 Scott Circle

Omaha, NE 68112

Crete Manor

830 East 1st Street

Crete, NE 68333

NEVADA – NV

Desert Lane Care Center

660 Desert Lane

Law Vegas, NV 89106

NEW HAMPSHIRE – NH

Alice Peck Day memorial Hospital (Ecu)

125 Mascoma Street

Lebanon, NH 03766

NEW JERSEY – NJ

Holiday Care Center

4 Plaza Drive

Toms River, NJ 08757

Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center

Rt 38 and Mill Road

Maple Shade, NJ 08052

The Pavillions at Forrestal

5000 Windrow Drive

Princeton, NJ 08540

NEW MEXICO – NM

None

NEW YORK – NY

Loretto Utica Residential HCF

1445 Kemble Street

Utica, NY 13501

Central Park Rehab & Nursing

116 East Castle Street

Syracuse, NY 13205

Mercy of Northern New York

218 Stone Street

Watertown, NY 13601

Northwoods Rehab at Hilltop

1805 Providence Avenue

Niskayuna, NY 12309

The Hamptons Center for Nursing & Rehabiliation

64 County Road 39

South Hampton, NY 11968

NORTH CAROLINA – NC

Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation of Goldsboro

1700 Wayne Memorial Drive

Goldsboro, NC 27534

Brian Center Health & Rehab – Gastonia

969 Cox Rd

Gastonia, NC 28054

Britthaven of Chapel Hill

1716 Legion Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Chapel Hill Rehab and Healthcare

1602 E Franklin St

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Evergreens Senior HC System

4007 West Wendover Ave

Greensboro, NC 27407

NORTH DAKOTA – ND

Western Horizon Care

1104 Hwy 12

Hettinger, ND 58639

OHIO – OH

Autumn Healthcare of Zanesville

1420 Autumn Drive

Zanesville, OH 43701

Lakeridge Villa Health Care

7220 Pippin Road

Cincinnati, OH 45239

White Oak Manor

1926 Ridge Avenue

Warren, OH 44484

Pineview Manor

4136 Germany Road

Beaver, OH 45613

Wintersong Village of Washington Court House

719 Rawlins Street

Washington County House, OH 43160

OKLAHOMA – OK

Chickasha Nursing Center

2700 South 9th Street

Chickasha, OK 73018

Hillcrest Nursing Center

2120 North Broadway

Moore, OK 73160

The Golden Rule Home

38801 Hardesty Road

Shawnee, OK 74801

OREGON – OR

Lincoln City Rehab Center

3011 NE 28th Street

Lincoln City, OR 97367

PENNSYLVANIA – PA

Village Vista Manor

1941 Benmar Drive

Lancaster, PA 17603

Platinum Healthcare

283 East Lancaster Avenue

Malvern, PA 19355

Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

500 West Hospital Street

Taylor, PA 18517

Trinity Mission Health Care of Shenandoah Heights

200 Pennsylvania Avenue

Shenandoah, PA 17976

Caring Heights Community Care and Rehab

234 Coraopolis Road

Coraopolis, PA 15108

RHODE ISLAND – RI

Pawtucket Healthcare and Rehabilitation

70 Gill Avenue

Pawtucket, RI 02861

SOUTH CAROLINA – SC

Ellen Sager Nursing Home

1817 Jonesville Highway

Union, SC 29379

Heartland of Lexington Rehab & Nursing Center

2416 Sunset Boulevard

West Columbia, SC 29169

SOUTH DAKOTA – SD

None

TENNESSEE – TN

Hillcrest Westley Walker

6801 Middlebrook Pike

Knoxville, TN 37919

Countryside Healthcare & Rehab

3051 Buffalo Road

Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Golden Living Center – Mountain View

1360 Bypass Road

Winchester, TN 37398

Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center

415 Cole Drive

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

TEXAS – TX

Village Healthcare Center

1341 Blalock

Houston, TX 77055

Mission Oaks Manor

3030 South Roosevelt

San Antonio, TX 78214

Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation

2510 West Eighth

Odessa, TX 79763

Keller Oaks Healthcare

8703 Davis Blvd

North Richland Hills, TX 76180

The Living Center of Childress

1610 Ave G NW

Childress, TX 79201

UTAH – UT

Legacy Rehab and Nursing

3706 West 9000 South

West Jordan, UT 84088

VERMONT – VT

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation

98 Hospitality Drive

Barre, VT 05641

VIRGINIA – VA

Beacon Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation

340 Lnn Shores Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Brian Center Health/Scott County

377 Clonce Street

Weber City, VA 24290

Norfolk Healthcare Center

901 East Princess Anne Road

Norfolk, VA 23504

WASHINGTON – WA

Avamere Bel Air of Tacoma

630 South Pearl Street

Tacoma, WA 98465

Health & Rehab of North Seattle

13333 Greenwood Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98133

WEST VIRGINIA – WV

Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

30 Vandervort Drive

Morgantown, WV 26505

Eagle Pointe

1600 27th Street

Parkersburg, WV 26101

WISCONSIN – WI

St. Francis In the Park

1800 New York Ave

Superior, WI 54880

Beloit Health and Rehab

1905 W Hart Rd

Beloit, WI 53511

Luther Home

831 Pine Beach Rd

Marinette, WI 54143

Oak Park Nursing and Rehab Center

718 Jupiter Drive

Madison, WI 53718

WYOMING – WY

South Central WY Healthcare & Rehab

542 16th Street

Rawlins, WY 82301

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  • Miss my mother very much

    I have a wrongful death lawsuit against Countryside healthcare in Lawrenceburg,Tennessee.
    They let my mother lay in bed for more than 3 days unresponsive, they never informed any family member or her doctor of her condition. At the time I was at a hospital out of town with my husband he had been diagnosed with cancer. I had a very strong urge to visit my mother and I left the hospital where my husband was being treated and came to the nursing home to visit with my mother when I went into her room MY MOTHER WAS UNRESPONSIVE there was a C.N.A. shoveling food into her mouth . I ask her what ARE you doing the C.N.A. told me she had to feed her so she could get her blood sugar up, that it was 18, I told her to stop and I asked her how long has mother been like this and the Occupational therapist came in at that time and told me my mother passed out in the dinning room 3 days before and they carried her to her room and put her to bed. I told the C.N.A. to stop feeding my mother because I was scared she would choke,The C.N.A. TOLD ME MY MOTHER WAS GIVEN AN INSULIN SHOT EARLIER I asked to speak with the charge nurse and was told she wasn’t on the floor I told the C.N.A. if mothers blood sugar was that low she needed to be sent to the hospital and she should be given something very sweet. I asked her to get some candy the C.N.A. told me she couldn’t leave the floor. I went to another hall and bought a 3 musketeer candy bar and a regular coke and stopped by the dinning room and asked for a cup of orange juice and 3 packets of regular sugar. I feed mother little pieces of the candy and after about 30 minutes mother started coming around . I got her to drink the juice and coke. By that time the nurse was back I asked her to send mother to the hospital she told me it had to be mothers doctor to order it,so I told the nurse to call him. i WAS TOLD MOTHERS DOCTOR WAS OUT TO LUNCH AND HE DIDN’T LIKE TO BE BOTHERED DURING LUNCH. I told the nurse to check her blood sugar again . The nurse did and reported her level was 87 and I asked her again to call or page mothers doctor the charge nurse refused, I told mother I loved her and I would go to see her doctor and get her help. I left Countryside and went to mothers doctors office and requested to see him the receptionist took me to an exam room and mothers doctor talked to me .He asked me how long mother had been in that condition . I told him I was told over 3 days, he explained he WASN’T informed by the nursing home of her condition. HE TOLD ME HE WOULD CALL THEM AND ORDER HER TO BE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TEST AND TREATMENT. I heard him call the nursing home and tell them, I left his office and called the nursing home and asked how mother was I was told they were sending her and she was some better. Then I received a call from the hospital where my husband was at he had gotten worse I was told they needed me there as fast as I could get there.The nursing home waited 27 hours later before they sent mother to the hospital she lived another 15 hours and passed away of severe sepsis. The doctor at the hospital that treated mother told the family if mother had been sent to the hospital when she first passed out in the dinning room earlier in the week, SHE WOULD HAVE HAD A REALLY GOOD CHANCE OF LIVING LONGER. I hired an attorney 4 months after mother passed away, and the wrongful death lawsuit was filed 7 months later in July 2009 . Then in September 2009 the state of Tennessee cites Countryside and suspends them from accepting new patients . But because Countryside has their residents sign an arbitration paper they believe they can treat the resident anyway they want and they won’t be held responsible even if they cause the resident to die. I MISS MY MOTHER VERY MUCH. Countryside took her from me

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