Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nursing home in Kentucky issued four citations

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued four citations to Hilltop Nursing Home reports the Commonwealth Journal. The nursing home in Science Hill was issued Type A citations, the most severe of its kind, issued for incidents of abuse and neglect at care facilities such as Hilltop. The incidents occured n July 2, August 18, September 1 and September 22 and included a resident with mental retardation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease observed walking away from the facility on the roadway in 93 degree temperatures; knowingly employing an individual on two separate occasions who was listed on the Kentucky Nurse Aide Abuse Registry and failing to provide supervision for a resident with a known history of ingesting potentially harmful household chemicals. home in Science Hill issued four citations

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