Two Louisville Nursing Homes Agree to Shut Down and Pay Over $1 Million in Civil Monetary Penalties Resulting from Noncompliance With Medicare Rules and Regulations
Two Louisville, Kentucky, nursing homes owned and operated by Medical Rehabilitation Centers, LLC, d/b/a Exceptional Living Centers, have agreed to close and pay $1,026,409 in civil monetary penalties to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The closures of Hillcreek Rehab and Care and St. Matthews Care and Rehab Center stem from several site visits performed by the Kentucky Division of Health Care from September 2022 through May 2023, which uncovered substantial noncompliance with Medicare rules and regulations. The surveys identified rodent infestations, patient abuse and neglect, unsanitary conditions, medication violations, and the hiring of personnel with criminal convictions, among other violations. “CMS takes seriously our role in promoting the health and safety of nursing home residents. As was shown during onsite inspections, the residents of these two nursing homes did not receive the care they were entitled to,” said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. “We appreciate the efforts of the State of Kentucky to assess the quality of care through the survey process and support the relocation of residents to safer settings.”
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