July 18, 2011
The U.S. Attorney General has filed a compliant against Villaspring Care and Rehabilitation of Kentucky claiming that numerous patients of the nursing home received “worthless care” which resulted in serious injuries and the death of five patients.
The complaint further alleges that the nursing home knew these services were worthless to the residents and still billed Medicare and Medicaid. If these services are found to be fraudulent the nursing home could be fined $5,500 to $11,000 for each fraudulent claim.
Carespring Healthcare, the nursing home’s parent company, says the Federal Government’s case does not have any merit, citing that the Kentucky Attorney General already looked into this case and no charges were filed.
Government agencies and watchdog groups are important in the fight against nursing home abuse. However, loved ones of nursing home residents must be ever vigilant in recognizing signs of nursing home abuse. You should report any suspicions to authorities immediately and get in touch with a nursing home abuse lawyer.