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Lawmakers suspect Kindred of misspending public funds before closures at LTC facilities January 17, 2018       Kimberly Marselas Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include more information about a state program to boost pay for low-paid nursing home workers. The Massachusetts Senior Care Association contends no executives would have been eligible for pay hikes or bonuses. A group of state legislators is asking Massachusetts’ attorney general to investigate Kindred Healthcare’s plans to close four nursing homes and an assisted living facility in and around Boston, accusing it of misappropriating state money at those facilities.  “The question that needs to be answered is, ‘Did Kindred lobby for and receive state funding while they were planning for the closure of nursing homes?’” Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston), told the Boston Globe. “The public has a right to know. It’s their money.” In a letter to Attorney General Maura Healey cited by the Globe, Collins and seven other legislators allege Kindred executives may have mismanaged state funds intended to boost wages for some of the lowest-paid nursing home workers. The company denies the allegations. Kindred announced in late November that it would close the five facilities, then lay off more than 600 people who work at the facilities in Boston, Canton, Dedham and Needham. The sale of the four nursing homes and one assisted living facility were described as fallout from Kindred’s sell-off to BM Eagle Holdings LLC. The Boston-area facilities were not part of the larger $700 million sale and will be closed by the second quarter of this year. Massachusetts allocated $35.5 million in 2016 to boost worker compensation at all nursing homes statewide. The Globe wrote that a December report from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services found cash sometimes went to highly compensated staff instead, but the Massachusetts Senior Care Association took issue Wednesday with that description. According to the December report, all but five of 393 participating facilities had filed required compliance paperwork. Of those, 9% were found not in compliance and 14% had to provide more information to demonstrate compliance. Officials reported that most “noncompliant” facilities had yet to dole out their total allocations. “The Massachusetts Senior Care Association is very pleased with the state’s report which shows as of December, 90% of nursing facilities were in full compliance with the rules set forth by the state,” association president Tara Gregorio said in a statement emailed to McKnight’s. “The money went where it was supposed to, namely to those on the front lines who work around the clock taking care of our residents. Executives...

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Newark, OH

UNDER-STAFFING HAS BEEN LINKED TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE PATIENT INJURY AND DIGNITY VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES. Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Newark received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst overall rating possible for a nursing home. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating). In fact, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Newark had 14 straight months (August 2016 to September 2017) with this lowest possible 1-Star staffing rating for Health Inspections. Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies.  (Click here to read some of these studies).  The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services.  But Kindred-Newark averaged only 2.01 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records.  These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Newark’s labor costs.  According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Newark generated annual gross revenues of $20,761,099. Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect. You can make a difference. If you have a loved one living in this nursing home or any other nursing home where you suspect any form of abuse or neglect, contact us immediately. We have helped many already and we can help you and your loved one as well by filing a state complaint, hiring a specialized nursing home attorney or helping you find a more suitable location for your loved one. Contact us through our CONTACT FORM located on our website here below or on the sidebar or call our toll free hot line number: 1-800-645-5262. You can make a difference even if your loved one has already passed...

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center- Canyonwood – Redding, CA

UNDER-STAFFING HAS BEEN LINKED TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE PATIENT INJURY AND DIGNITY VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES. Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Canyonwood received federal fines of over $130,000. On August 5, 2016, it was fined $117,534. Then, on April 19, 2017, it was again fined $16,058. Furthermore, on August 5, 2016, Medicare denied payment to Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Canyonwood due to violations of federal law. Click here to review these fines. https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=5&ID=555356&Distn=0.1&loc=96003&lat=40.598407&lng=-122.39993 Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Canyonwood received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst Health Inspection rating possible for a nursing home. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating). In fact, Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center-Canyonwood had 44 straight months (February 2014 to September 2017) with this worst possible 1-Star staffing rating for Health Inspections. Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies.  (Click here to read some of these studies). The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services.  But Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center-Canyonwood averaged only 2.09 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records. These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Newark’s labor costs.  According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Canyonwood generated annual gross revenues of $14,694,081. Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect. You can make a difference. If you have a loved one living in this nursing home or any other nursing home where you suspect any form of abuse or neglect, contact us immediately. We have helped many already and we can help you and your loved one as well by filing a state complaint, hiring a specialized nursing home attorney or helping you find a more suitable location for your loved one....

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Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation -Country Estates, Agawam, MA

UNDER-STAFFING HAS BEEN LINKED TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE PATIENT INJURY AND DIGNITY VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES. Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Country Estates received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst Health Inspection rating possible for a nursing home. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating). In fact, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Country Estates had 45 straight months (January 2014 to September 2017) with this lowest possible 1-Star rating for Health Inspections. Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies.  (Click here to read some of these studies). The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services.  But , Kindred-Country Estates averaged only 1.84 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records. Every month, CMS calculates and publishes the number of hours of care time expected to meet the needs of residents in each nursing home on a per day basis.  These expected hours are used to determine how much a nursing home gets paid.  According to CMS’s expected and actual staffing data (RN + LPN + CNA) for just 6 months (January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017), Kindred-Country Estates has been short a total of 17,210 expected care hours. These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Country Estates’s labor costs.  According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Country Estates generated annual gross revenues of $31,066,962. Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect. You can make a difference. If you have a loved one living in this nursing home or any other nursing home where you suspect any form of abuse or neglect, contact us immediately. We have helped many already and we can help you and your loved one as...

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center -Vancouver, WA

UNDERSTAFFING HAS BEEN LINKED TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE PATIENT INJURY AND DIGNITY VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES. Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies.  (Click here to read some of these studies).  The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services.  But , Kindred-Vancouver averaged only 1.93 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records.  Every month, CMS calculates and publishes the number of hours of care time expected to meet the needs of residents in each nursing home on a per day basis.  These expected hours are used to determine how much a nursing home gets paid.  According to CMS’s expected and actual staffing data (RN + LPN + CNA) for just 6 months (January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017), Kindred-Vancouver has been short a total of 8,709 expected care hours. These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Vancouver’s labor costs.  According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Vancouver generated annual gross revenues of $7,996,758. Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect. You can make a difference. If you have a loved one living in this nursing home or any other nursing home where you suspect any form of abuse or neglect, contact us immediately. We have helped many already and we can help you and your loved one as well by filing a state complaint, hiring a specialized nursing home attorney or helping you find a more suitable location for your loved one. Contact us through our CONTACT FORM located on our website here below or on the sidebar or call our toll free hot line number: 1-800-645-5262. You can make a difference even if your loved one has already passed...

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Forestview, Wareham, MA

UNDERSTAFFING HAS BEEN LINKED TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE PATIENT INJURY AND DIGNITY VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES. Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst overall staffing rating possible for a nursing home. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating). In fact, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview had 39 straight months (July 2014 to September 2017) with this lowest possible 1-Star staffing rating for overall staffing. In addition, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview had 41 straight months (May 2015 to September 2017) with this worst possible 1-Star rating for Health Inspections and had 24 straight months (October 2015 to September 2017) with this lowest possible 1-Star rating for Quality Measures.  Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Forestview received federal fines of over $25,000 due to violations of federal law.  On June 14, 2016, it was fined $17,550. Then, on April 27, 2017, it was fined again for $7,543. Click here to review these fines. https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=5&ID=225512&Distn=0.1&loc=02571&lat=41.753131&lng=-70.699372 Understaffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies.  (Click here to read some of these studies).  The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services.  But Kindred-Forestview averaged only 1.74 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records. These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Forestview’s labor costs.  According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Forestview generated annual gross revenues of $26,292,167. Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect. You can make a difference. If you have a loved one living in this nursing home or any other nursing home where you suspect any form of abuse or neglect, contact us immediately. We have helped many already and we can help you and your loved one...

Fayetteville, GA – Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Lafayette

UNDER-STAFFING HAS BEEN LINKED TO HEALTH AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS AND HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO CAUSE PATIENT INJURY AND DIGNITY VIOLATIONS ACCORDING TO NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC STUDIES. Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Lafayette received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst overall staffing rating possible for a nursing home. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating). In fact, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Lafayette had 21 straight months (December 2015 to September 2017) with this 1-Star staffing rating for overall staffing. And, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Lafayette had 21 straight months (December 2015 to September 2017) with this 1-Star staffing rating for RN staffing. Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies.  (Click here to read some of these studies).  The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services.  But Kindred-Lafayette averaged only 2.01 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records. These low staffing levels significantly reduced Kindred-Lafayette’s labor costs.  According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Kindred-Lafayette generated annual gross revenues of $21,345,850. Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect. You can make a difference. If you have a loved one living in this nursing home or any other nursing home where you suspect any form of abuse or neglect, contact us immediately. We have helped many already and we can help you and your loved one as well by filing a state complaint, hiring a specialized nursing home attorney or helping you find a more suitable location for your loved one. Contact us through our CONTACT FORM located on our website here below or on the sidebar or call our toll free hot line number: 1-800-645-5262. You can make a difference even if your loved one has already passed...