State Suspends New Admissions At Madison Nursing Home

State Suspends New Admissions At Madison Nursing Home
Posted at 8:15 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 15:52:33-05

A nursing home in Madison has been ordered by the state to stop admitting new patients because of the conditions.

The state's inspection report said multiple patients at Creekside Health and Rehabilitation were put in what the state refers to as "immediate jeopardy" due to a whole host of problems.

Inspectors spent about two weeks at the nursing home on Due West Avenue last month.

They found the staff repeatedly failed to give medicine to nearly a dozen residents when they were supposed to including insulin as well as cardiac and blood pressure medications.

Employees also failed to check and/or report blood sugar levels that were either too low or too high.

And they failed to regularly clean serious wounds.

One of the reasons cited for these and other problems at Creekside was understaffing. They just didn't have enough employees to do what needed to be done.

Creekside will not be allowed to admit anyone new until they can prove to the state that they've fixed these problems.

The facility has also been ordered to pay a $6,100 fine.