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Wisconsin nursing homes face serious citations

By May 21, 2012 No Comments

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that five nursing homes in Dane County face nine “serious” citations in the wake of a state investigation.

The Journal highlighted a handful of specific cases of interest:

“A 95-year-old woman died after a morphine overdoes last year at Capitol Lakes Health Center in Downtown Madison.”

“A 75-year-old woman fell 26 times before breaking her pelvis in 2010 at Nazareth Health and Rehabilitation Center in Stoughton.”

“A woman was found outside, shaking from the cold and rain, after falling out of her wheelchair in 2009 at Karmenta Center on Madison’s East Side.”

“Oak Park nursing home had three immediate jeopardy violations on Feb. 19, 2009, involving residents who were dehydrated or whose medical changes weren’t properly cared for or reported.”

“At Sunny Hill, one resident fell 10 times and another fell 15 times, and the nursing home didn’t properly respond.”

The homes involved in the nine citations received “immediate jeopardy citations” from state regulators, the most serious tag available. Inspection reports detailing specific incidents will be posted online beginning this summer, according to state officials.

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