Posted: Jul 5, 2012 5:25 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
Updated: Jul 6, 2012 6:39 AM
TOWNSEND - State officials say the Broadwater Health Center in Townsend is providing substandard care to its residents and that all the residents living at the facility must find a new place to live by the end of this week.
The Montana Department of Health & Human Services lists deficiency after deficiency in an 80-page report that was released on Thursday. One case detailed in the report shows that the health center failed to notify doctors of elevated blood pressure, missed doses of medicine and low heart rates.
The state confirmed that it has revoked the nursing home's license and in a letter to the Administrator of the Broadwater Health Center, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says it is immediately terminating Medicare and Medicaid payments because they have found the deficiencies to be widespread and placing residents' safety in immediate jeopardy.