Thursday, July 06, 2017

Nursing Home fined $550k following death of resident

October 2016: a resident wandered unseen out the doors of a Bremerton nursing home.
hours later an employee found the man lying in the parking lot with his head resting on a curb. Hours later, he was dead.
State Department of Social and Health Services surveyors who investigated the incident found Forest Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center had few safeguards in place to prevent dependent nursing home residents from leaving the facility unsupervised and botched medical care for the resident after he returned to the home, directly contributing to his death.
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services penalized the Marion Avenue nursing home $552,109 on Dec. 12, one of the largest penalties in recent years.

Bremerton nursing home fined $550k following death of resident

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