A northern Iowa nursing home where an elderly woman died earlier this year, allegedly from abuse and neglect, is being fined more than 77-thousand dollars.
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley demanded more information about the case at the Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center last week after no action had been taken since the woman’s death in February.
Grassley calls the case of eighty-seven-year-old Virginia Olthoff “heartbreaking”
OC…care would be. :20
A state inspection report says Olthoff was in severe pain for days before she died, and that she went several days without water, suffering from critical dehydration.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) imposed the fine against the home last Friday.
The state initially proposed fining the nursing home nearly 30-thousand dollars but did not do so in order for the federal agency, to investigate.
OC……..”we ought to” :11
Timely Mission officials have 60 days to appeal the fine.
Reports say the C-M-S gave Timely Mission its highest five-star rating, despite the home being fined for multiple violations last year.
At least eight residents at the Winnebago County facility claimed they were physically and verbally abused by staff.