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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog By Jonathan Rosenfeld

Special Focus Facilities: The Worst Nursing Homes Of All

Posted in National Nursing Home Issue & For-Profit Chains

I get a large number of questions from nursing home patients and families regarding focused on finding the ‘best’ facilities available.  For some reason, I get an even larger number of people who ask me who the ‘worst’ facilities are.  Maybe there’s some sport associated with identifying these facilities? But for to today, let’s feed the need to identify the poor performing nursing homes– the Special Focus Facilities.

If you are a nursing home operator or employee the Special Focus Facility (SFF) is definitely a club you want no part of.  Rather, the SFF was created by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) as an assemblage of facilities that deserve special recognition for the inadequate care they typically provide to their patients.

A facility typically earns a spot on this list primarily after the both federal and state inspectors survey reports on the facility come to light. SFF typically have:

  • More general problems than your average facility
  • More safety and injury-related problems than your typical facility
  • A pattern of serious problems that have persisted over a long period of time

No doubt, event the best facilities have episodes where the care they provide can be characterizes as abusive or neglectful.  However, these SFF have more than their share and at the very least patients and families should be aware if they have a loved one who is a patient at a facility on this dubious list.

Below is a compilation of all nursing homes currently on the SFF list organized by state.

Here are some observations from the SFF list:

TOTAL NUMBER OF FACILITIES = 126

STATE WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF FACILITIES:

STATES WITH 5 SFF FACILITIES:

NEW YORK
NORTH CAROLINA
OHIO
PENNSYLVANIA
TEXAS

STATES WITH 4 SFF FACILITIES:

FLORIDA
ILLINOIS
IOWA
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA
MARYLAND
TENNESSEE
WISCONSIN

TOP 5 SFF FACILITIES ON THE LIST FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD (REALLY THE WORST!):

63 MONTHS:

International Nursing and Rehab Center
4815 South Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60609

Luther Home
831 Pine Beach Rd
Marinette, WI 54143

Hidden Hills Health and Rehab Center
3110 Scott Circle
Omaha, NE 68112

Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center
Rt 38 and Mill Road
Maple Shade, NJ 08052

38 MONTHS:

Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation at Colby
105 East College Drive
Colby, KS 67701

SPECIAL FOCUS FACILITIES

ALABAMA – AL

Mount Royal Towers
300 Royal Tower Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209

South Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center
1300 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116

ALASKA – AK

None

ARIZONA – AZ

Osborn Health and Rehab
3333 North Civic Center Plaza
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Desert Haven Care Center
2645 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

ARKANSAS – AR

Woodland Hills Healthcare & Rehabilitation – Jackson
1320 West Braden Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Crestpark Retirement Inn
111 Hospital Drive
Helena, AR 72342

Parkview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
2600 Barrow Road
Little Rock, AR 72204

CALIFORNIA – CA

Chandler Convalescent Hospital
5335 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91607

Bella Vista Health Care Center
933 East Deodar Street
Ontario, CA 91764

COLORADO – CO

Camellia Healthcare Center
500 Geneva Street
Aurora, CO 80010

Pueblo Care and Rehab
2611 Jones Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004

CONNECTICUT – CT

St. Camillus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
494 Elm Street
Stamford, CT 06902

The William and Sally Tandet Center for Continuing Care
146 W Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06902

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – DC

Rock Creek Manor
2131 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

DELAWARE – DE

Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center
231 South Washington Street
Millsboro, DE 19966

FLORIDA – FL

Capital Healthcare Center
3333 Capital Medical Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Bon Secour Maria anor
10300 4th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33716

Governor’s Creek Health and Rehab
803 Oak St
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043

Royal Oaks Nursing and Rehab Center
2225 Knox Mcrae Dr
Titusville, FL 32780

GEORGIA – GA

Oceanside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
77 Can Horn Street
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Savannah Rehabilitation & Nursing
815 East 63 Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Tara at Thunderbolt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
3223 Falligant Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404

HAWAII – HI

Maluhia
1027 Hala Drive
Honolulu, HI 96817

IDAHO – ID

Idaho Falls Care and Rehab
3111 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

ILLINOIS – IL

Embassy Health Care Center
555 West Kahler
Wilmington, IL 60481

Alden Wentworth Rehab & Healthcare Center
201 West 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621

International Nursing and Rehab Center
4815 South Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60609

Pekin Manor
1520 El Camino Drive
Pekin, IL 61554

INDIANA – IN

Martin County Healthcare & Rehab
313 Poplar Street
Loogootee, IN 47553

North Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
601 West 61st Ave
Merillville, IN 46410

Park Villa Long Term Care
221 N Washington St
Marion, IN 46952

IOWA – IA

Windmill Manor
2332 Liberty Drive
Coralville, IA 52241

Granger Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
2001 Kennedy Street
Granger, IA 50109

Woodlands Rehabilitation Center
1600 Mcpherson
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Manorcare Health Services Waterloo
201 West Ridgeway Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

KANSAS – KS

Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation at Colby
105 East College Drive
Colby, KS 67701

Westview of Derby
445 N Westview St
Derby, KS 67037

Jefferson County Memorial Hosital Ltcu
408 Delaware Street
Winchester, KS 66097

KENTUCKY – KY

Arbor Place of Clinton
106 Padgett Drive
Clinton, KY 42031

James S Taylor Memorial Home
1015 W Magazine Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Richmond Health & Rehabilitation Complex – Madison
131 Meadowlark Drive
Richmond, KY 40475

LOUISIANA – LA

Plaquemine Manor Nursing Home
24320 Ferdinand Street
Plaquemine, LA 70764

The Oaks of Mid City Nursing and Rehab Center
4100 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 10806

MAINE – ME

Coastal Manor
PO Box 429
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Woodlawn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
59 West Front Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976

MARYLAND – MD

Manorcare of Rossville
6600 Ridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21237

MASSACHUSETTES – MA

Saint Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
101 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Christian Hill Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Redstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
135 Benton Drive
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Legend Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
59 Eastwood Circle
PO Box 310
Gardner, MA 01440

MICHIGAN – MI

Riverview Manor
55378 Wilbur Road
Three Rivers, MI 49093

Sorrento Care Center
12900 W Chicago
Detroit, MI 48228

Heartland Hcc – Kalamazoo
3625 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Royalton Manor
288 Peace Blvd
St Joseph, MI 49085

MINNESOTA – MN

Benedictine Healthcare Center Innsbruck
1101 Black Oak Drive
New Brighton, MN 55112

Crest View Lutheran Home
4444 Reservoir Boulevard Northeast
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Owatonna Commons Nursing & Rehab
201 Southwest 18th Street
Owatonna, MN 55060

Westwood Health
7500 West 22nd Street
Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

MISSISSIPPI – MS

West Point Community Living Center
1122 N Eshman Avenue
PO Box 817
West Point, MS 39773

Choctaw County Nursing Center
311 West Cherry Street
Ackerman, MS 39735

Song Health & Rehab of Columbia, LLC
1506 North Main Street
Columbia, MS 39429

MISSOURI – MO

Ashton Court Care and Rehabilitation Centre
1200 West College Street
Liberty, MO 64068

Holmesdale Healthcare & Rehab
8033 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64131

Madison Medical Center
611 West Main Street
PO Box 431
Fredericktown, MO 63645

Tablerock Healthcare
276 Fountain Lane
Kimberling City, MO 65686

MONTANA – MT

Cedarwood Villa
1 S Oaks
Red Lodge, MT 59068

Missouri River Care & Rehab Center
1130 17th Ave S
Great Falls, MT 59405

NEBRASKA – NE

Hidden Hills Health and Rehab Center
3110 Scott Circle
Omaha, NE 68112

Crete Manor
830 East 1st Street
Crete, NE 68333

NEVADA – NV

Desert Lane Care Center
660 Desert Lane
Law Vegas, NV 89106

NEW HAMPSHIRE – NH

Alice Peck Day memorial Hospital (Ecu)
125 Mascoma Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

NEW JERSEY – NJ

Holiday Care Center
4 Plaza Drive
Toms River, NJ 08757

Palace Rehabilitation and Care Center
Rt 38 and Mill Road
Maple Shade, NJ 08052

The Pavillions at Forrestal
5000 Windrow Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540

NEW MEXICO – NM

None

NEW YORK – NY

Loretto Utica Residential HCF
1445 Kemble Street
Utica, NY 13501

Central Park Rehab & Nursing
116 East Castle Street
Syracuse, NY 13205

Mercy of Northern New York
218 Stone Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Northwoods Rehab at Hilltop
1805 Providence Avenue
Niskayuna, NY 12309

The Hamptons Center for Nursing & Rehabiliation
64 County Road 39
South Hampton, NY 11968

NORTH CAROLINA – NC

Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation of Goldsboro
1700 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

Brian Center Health & Rehab – Gastonia
969 Cox Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Britthaven of Chapel Hill
1716 Legion Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Chapel Hill Rehab and Healthcare
1602 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Evergreens Senior HC System
4007 West Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27407

NORTH DAKOTA – ND

Western Horizon Care
1104 Hwy 12
Hettinger, ND 58639

OHIO – OH

Autumn Healthcare of Zanesville
1420 Autumn Drive
Zanesville, OH 43701

Lakeridge Villa Health Care
7220 Pippin Road
Cincinnati, OH 45239

White Oak Manor
1926 Ridge Avenue
Warren, OH 44484

Pineview Manor
4136 Germany Road
Beaver, OH 45613

Wintersong Village of Washington Court House
719 Rawlins Street
Washington County House, OH 43160

OKLAHOMA – OK

Chickasha Nursing Center
2700 South 9th Street
Chickasha, OK 73018

Hillcrest Nursing Center
2120 North Broadway
Moore, OK 73160

The Golden Rule Home
38801 Hardesty Road
Shawnee, OK 74801

OREGON – OR

Lincoln City Rehab Center
3011 NE 28th Street
Lincoln City, OR 97367

PENNSYLVANIA – PA

Village Vista Manor
1941 Benmar Drive
Lancaster, PA 17603

Platinum Healthcare
283 East Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355

Taylor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
500 West Hospital Street
Taylor, PA 18517

Trinity Mission Health Care of Shenandoah Heights
200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Shenandoah, PA 17976

Caring Heights Community Care and Rehab
234 Coraopolis Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

RHODE ISLAND – RI

Pawtucket Healthcare and Rehabilitation
70 Gill Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861

SOUTH CAROLINA – SC

Ellen Sager Nursing Home
1817 Jonesville Highway
Union, SC 29379

Heartland of Lexington Rehab & Nursing Center
2416 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169

SOUTH DAKOTA – SD

None

TENNESSEE – TN

Hillcrest Westley Walker
6801 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Countryside Healthcare & Rehab
3051 Buffalo Road
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Golden Living Center – Mountain View
1360 Bypass Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Pigeon Forge Care & Rehab Center
415 Cole Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

TEXAS – TX

Village Healthcare Center
1341 Blalock
Houston, TX 77055

Mission Oaks Manor
3030 South Roosevelt
San Antonio, TX 78214

Sienna Nursing and Rehabilitation
2510 West Eighth
Odessa, TX 79763

Keller Oaks Healthcare
8703 Davis Blvd
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

The Living Center of Childress
1610 Ave G NW
Childress, TX 79201

UTAH – UT

Legacy Rehab and Nursing
3706 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT 84088

VERMONT – VT

Berlin Health and Rehabilitation
98 Hospitality Drive
Barre, VT 05641

VIRGINIA – VA

Beacon Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation
340 Lnn Shores Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Brian Center Health/Scott County
377 Clonce Street
Weber City, VA 24290

Norfolk Healthcare Center
901 East Princess Anne Road
Norfolk, VA 23504

WASHINGTON – WA

Avamere Bel Air of Tacoma
630 South Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98465

Health & Rehab of North Seattle
13333 Greenwood Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133

WEST VIRGINIA – WV

Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
30 Vandervort Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

Eagle Pointe
1600 27th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101

WISCONSIN – WI

St. Francis In the Park
1800 New York Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Beloit Health and Rehab
1905 W Hart Rd
Beloit, WI 53511

Luther Home
831 Pine Beach Rd
Marinette, WI 54143

Oak Park Nursing and Rehab Center
718 Jupiter Drive
Madison, WI 53718

WYOMING – WY

South Central WY Healthcare & Rehab
542 16th Street
Rawlins, WY 82301

  • Miss my mother very much

    I have a wrongful death lawsuit against Countryside healthcare in Lawrenceburg,Tennessee.
    They let my mother lay in bed for more than 3 days unresponsive, they never informed any family member or her doctor of her condition. At the time I was at a hospital out of town with my husband he had been diagnosed with cancer. I had a very strong urge to visit my mother and I left the hospital where my husband was being treated and came to the nursing home to visit with my mother when I went into her room MY MOTHER WAS UNRESPONSIVE there was a C.N.A. shoveling food into her mouth . I ask her what ARE you doing the C.N.A. told me she had to feed her so she could get her blood sugar up, that it was 18, I told her to stop and I asked her how long has mother been like this and the Occupational therapist came in at that time and told me my mother passed out in the dinning room 3 days before and they carried her to her room and put her to bed. I told the C.N.A. to stop feeding my mother because I was scared she would choke,The C.N.A. TOLD ME MY MOTHER WAS GIVEN AN INSULIN SHOT EARLIER I asked to speak with the charge nurse and was told she wasn’t on the floor I told the C.N.A. if mothers blood sugar was that low she needed to be sent to the hospital and she should be given something very sweet. I asked her to get some candy the C.N.A. told me she couldn’t leave the floor. I went to another hall and bought a 3 musketeer candy bar and a regular coke and stopped by the dinning room and asked for a cup of orange juice and 3 packets of regular sugar. I feed mother little pieces of the candy and after about 30 minutes mother started coming around . I got her to drink the juice and coke. By that time the nurse was back I asked her to send mother to the hospital she told me it had to be mothers doctor to order it,so I told the nurse to call him. i WAS TOLD MOTHERS DOCTOR WAS OUT TO LUNCH AND HE DIDN’T LIKE TO BE BOTHERED DURING LUNCH. I told the nurse to check her blood sugar again . The nurse did and reported her level was 87 and I asked her again to call or page mothers doctor the charge nurse refused, I told mother I loved her and I would go to see her doctor and get her help. I left Countryside and went to mothers doctors office and requested to see him the receptionist took me to an exam room and mothers doctor talked to me .He asked me how long mother had been in that condition . I told him I was told over 3 days, he explained he WASN’T informed by the nursing home of her condition. HE TOLD ME HE WOULD CALL THEM AND ORDER HER TO BE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TEST AND TREATMENT. I heard him call the nursing home and tell them, I left his office and called the nursing home and asked how mother was I was told they were sending her and she was some better. Then I received a call from the hospital where my husband was at he had gotten worse I was told they needed me there as fast as I could get there.The nursing home waited 27 hours later before they sent mother to the hospital she lived another 15 hours and passed away of severe sepsis. The doctor at the hospital that treated mother told the family if mother had been sent to the hospital when she first passed out in the dinning room earlier in the week, SHE WOULD HAVE HAD A REALLY GOOD CHANCE OF LIVING LONGER. I hired an attorney 4 months after mother passed away, and the wrongful death lawsuit was filed 7 months later in July 2009 . Then in September 2009 the state of Tennessee cites Countryside and suspends them from accepting new patients . But because Countryside has their residents sign an arbitration paper they believe they can treat the resident anyway they want and they won’t be held responsible even if they cause the resident to die. I MISS MY MOTHER VERY MUCH. Countryside took her from me

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