Seven Hills Health Care Center, a Richmond-owned nursing home, has lost eligibility for Medicaid and Medicare funding and may have to close, forcing residents to find new homes. The not-for-profit nursing home is operated by the Hospital Authority of Richmond, with its board of commissioners appointed by the mayor of Richmond.
It doesn’t take long to figure out why Medicare and Medicaid have decided to stop paying for care at this facility. Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare Web site reveals that between Aug. 1, 2006, and Oct. 31, 2007, investigations turned up 32 health deficiencies. The Web site notes that the average number of health deficiencies at nursing homes in the state is eight.
Bad nursing homes should be closed…goodbye Seven Hills Health Care Center!