The Garden Valley Rehabilitation Center in Kansas City has been exposed for nursing home conditions, including “bed sores, missed medications, and the overwhelming smell of urine.” A registered nurse employed by the nursing home worked for two days before reporting the nursing home conditions to the state. She explained that “patient medication were either missed or given out incorrectly, bedsores were common, call lights weren’t answered and, she said, about half the staff weren’t wearing face masks.” The facility has had more than 40 cases of COVID-19.
A recent inspection found “violations at a rate four times higher than in the average nursing home” for the 75 remaining residents. There are additional horrific stories from other residents who lived at the nursing home, where conditions have only worsened since the onset of the pandemic. Garden State claims they have initiated a new plan “to correct problems at the nursing home” that were approved by the state since the nursing home conditions were exposed. There are no current plans to shut down the home.
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