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Montana nursing home shutting down

By July 6, 2012Neglect

A Montana nursing home facility is closing its doors after a June 12 audit that discovered “serious deficiencies.”

The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has ordered the home to close by Saturday, according to Helena IR.

The deficiencies found at the home included several that “were viewed as a pattern that constitutes immediate jeopardy to resident health and/or safety,” according to the report.

Joan Davis, the CEO of the facility, had already given her 90-day notice of resignation before the news broke that the home was to be shut down. She acknowledged that there were problems at the facility, but denied that anyone was in serious jeopardy.

The state contends that during their June 12 audit, “staff failed to notify the attending physician about nine of 15 residents with issues including abnormal blood pressures, missed doses of medications, low heart rates, a choking incident and the refusal to take their medications.”

This kind of neglect is extremely dangerous, and cannot be tolerated in a nursing home.

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