November 24, 2011
Federal inspectors recently placed the Borgess Gardens nursing home located near Kalamazoo, Michigan on the Special Focus Facilities list of the worst nursing homes in the country.
The nursing home faces losing Medicare and Medicaid funding if it does not correct its deficiencies.
Inspectors gave the nursing home a 4–the worst rating you can receive–in the areas of properly caring for special needs residents, protecting residents from medical errors, and protecting patients from nursing home abuse.
Borgess Gardens’ administrator describes the problems as isolated incidents but insists they are being taken very seriously.
Three staff members were subsequently fired after the investigation and a new administrator was hired.
We encourage any resident of a nursing home who has experienced any form of abuse or neglect to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer. A nursing home abuse attorney is experienced in the complex issues of nursing home litigation and can help the victim and their family receive financial compensation for the nursing home’s negligence.