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Nursing Home Closed, Residents Were In “Immediate Danger”

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A routine certification check by the Department of Health and Human Services has ended with one Montana nursing home being shut down. Bureau chief with the Montana Department of Health and Human Services Re-certification Bureau Jill Caldwell says that major failures such as “residents not getting medications on time” as well as nurses failing to report high blood pressures to physicians helped to throw up red flags. Caldwell says that “at times, even if the nurses were reporting, physicians weren’t acting on those elevated blood pressures.

Jill Caldwell discusses the problems found at the Broadwater Health Center:

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The Broadwater Health Center in Townsend is now terminated due to the findings that it’s residants were in “immediate Jeopardy As of July 6, all of the residents have been moved to new locations. The Broadwater  home’s closure is the first such closure in Montana since before the year 2000.

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