Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, both of Pennsylvania, released the first detailed federal report on nursing homes that consistently fail to meet an acceptable standard of care.
The report, entitled “Families and Residents’ Right to Know: Uncovering Poor Care in America’s Nursing Homes,” listed the names of approximately 400 nursing homes in the United States that were identified as providing substandard service to patients.
The list was part of an initiative by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Special Focus Facility (SFF) program. The project involved the selection of nursing homes around the country which are in need of closer monitoring and regulation, based on a history of negligence and abuse. Those selected for the SFF program qualified for regular health inspections — at least once every six months.
Eighty-eight of the hundreds of considered nursing homes were chosen to be inspected more frequently, while the other candidates were left largely unaddressed, and their names unreleased. The conditions of those homes were not known to the public until the release of the Senate report.
The report includes 10 nursing homes in Maryland and Virginia:
- Ashland Nursing and Rehabilitation (VA)
- Augusta Nursing & Rehab Center (VA)
- Autumn Lake Healthcare at Pikesville (MD)
- Battlefield Park Healthcare Center (VA)
- Cadia Healthcare – Springbrook (MD)
- Cadia Healthcare – Wheaton (MD)
- Caton Manor (MD)
- Envoy of Westover Hills (VA)
- Patapsco Valley Center (MD)
- Woodmont Center (VA)
The Cadia Healthcare facility in Springbrook, MD, and the Envoy of Westover Hills nursing home in Virginia were both chosen as subjects of the Special Focus Facility program. The others were potential candidates, but were not selected — older people continued to be admitted to these subpar facilities.
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