FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA NURSING HOME REMAINS UNDER SUSPENSION
The Carriage Hill Nursing Home in Spotsylvania County, Virginia was dropped from the Medicare and Medicaid programs in June of 2007 after state surveyors found a host of problems, from unsafe conditions to poor record-keeping. A resident died in May when he was strangled by his nurse-call cord.
The facility, owned by MediCorp Health System, is still awaiting the inspections needed to restore the nursing home to the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Officials requested the first of two required inspections in early December, six months after the nursing home was dropped from the government health insurance programs.
MediCorp officials decided to keep the home open after losing government funding. Residents were told they could stay if they wanted to and would not have to pay the costs normally covered by Medicare or Medicaid. The majority of its residents receive reimbursement from one of the two insurance programs.