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VT Digger reports that newly released federal information reveals five Vermont nursing homes that are shortlisted candidates for heightened governmental supervision.
A request from two U.S. senators has made public the names of five elder care facilities that have been identified as prospects for higher levels of scrutiny under the national Special Focus Facility program, which is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
A review of records from the shortlisted facilities reveal forgotten medications, residents abusing other residents, and dirty facilities. Observers in the field, however, say the records only capture part of the picture.
The five homes are all candidates for Vermont’s single spot in the SFF program, which targets facilities with a “history of serious quality issues” by doubling the number of inspections a home receives. When a given nursing home either graduates from the program or loses its federal funding, a state body — here, the Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection — will choose one of the candidates to take its place.
The Vermont nursing homes currently shortlisted are Ludlow’s Gill Odd Fellows Home, St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab, the Burlington Health and Rehab Center, Newport Health Care, and Colchester’s Green Mountain Nursing Home.
Read the full article here: https://vtdigger.org/2019/06/16/cms-reveals-nursing-homes-shortlisted-quality-issues/