The Jennie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home in Springville has been fined $8,044 by the federal government in response to a state Health Department recommendation. The facility failed to properly care for a resident who died hours after being transferred to a hospital emergency room last spring.
In addition to citing the home for substandard care in its treatment of the resident, state health inspectors also cited the facility for administration of unnecessary drugs and incomplete medical records.
The amount of the fine against the nursing home was released earlier this week by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its website. An investigation by the Health Department started after it was alerted on April 5 of the resident's death. In the state findings, inspectors did not blame the facility for the death of the resident, whose identity was not released.
Corrective actions were taken by the nursing home as of May 10, according to the state report. That included suspension of two licensed practical nurses, who, in order to return to work, would have to first undergo in-service training.
Story topics: Nursing Homes