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Archive for Thursday, January 9, 1992

EUDORA CARE HOME PAYS KDHE FINE

January 9, 1992

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— The Eudora Nursing Center has corrected violations of nursing home regulations that were cited by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment last year, a KDHE spokesman said today.

Greg Crawford, public relations officer, said the nursing center paid a $1,100 fine levied after the nursing center failed to correct deficiencies noted during a four-day KDHE inspection in September. The department issued a correction order on Oct. 22, but a follow-up survey on Nov. 14 determined that the violations continued.

KDHE cited the home for failure to meet standards regarding nursing responsibilities in the nutrition program, infection control and the unnecessary use of restraints, Crawford said.

After an inspection last Thursday, officials announced the center had remedied the problems, he said.

Rheva Victor, administrator at the Eudora Nursing Center, said the center held staff inservice to help staff understand and correct the violations.

In the meantime, a ban on admissions remains in place at Cherokee Lodge Adult Care Home in Oskaloosa, Crawford said.

KDHE issued the ban on Aug. 14 after inspectors discovered a number of violations during a July inspection. Follow-up surveys in August found the care home still in violation. The care home also was fined $1,300 for failing to comply with standards for nursing services, pharmacy services and infection control.

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