Westerville Nursing Home To Close After Losing Federal Funding
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is cutting ties with a Westerville nursing home that’s been the subject of complaints about neglect.
Uptown Westerville Healthcare will need to relocate all residents who rely on Medicare and Medicaid by June 20. Matt Dapore, the nursing home's administrator and the chief operating officer of Hillstone Healthcare, which owns Uptown Westerville, told The Columbus Dispatch the facilty will close after losing federal funding.
The facility is also barred from accepting new residents that pay through the federal programs.
CMS withdrew funding because the nursing home failed to comply with several standards, including nursing services, food and nutrition services, infection control and freedom from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Dapore told The Columbus Dispatch that the facility will close once residents, both those who rely on government funding and those who pay privately, find a new nursing home or another place to live.
Dapore told the paper that nursing home staff tried to come into compliance with CMS standards by the Tuesday deadline, but could not do so.