Iowa nursing home fined for failing to properly care for residents

Published: Aug. 8, 2022 at 6:16 PM CDT
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CORRECTIONVILLE IOWA (KTIV) - A nursing home in Correctionville, Iowa, has been fined for failing to properly supervise residents, leading to a broken hip and reports of verbal abuse.

The facility, known as Correctionville Specialty Care, has already acknowledged and paid over $16,000 in fines.

The facility was fined thousands of dollars earlier this year for failing to adequately supervise the residents inside. According to filings with the Iowa Department of Inspections, the facility was fined $8,500 on July 20, 2022, for failing to maintain resident safety.

In the report, the state agency wrote a staff member transferred a resident without proper equipment, and that resident sustained a hip fracture as a result. In another fine, the state found the care facility failed to provide an accurate and timely assessment of symptoms.

According to the report, two out four residents reviewed had undiagnosed urinary tract infections.

That finding also resulted in a more than $8,000 fine. Records indicate Correctionville Specialty Care did pay both fines.

We initially heard back from a spokesperson saying the facility preferred to respond to our questions in writing. However, that spokesperson never got back to us after multiple attempts to contact them via phone and email.

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