Serious violations found at Greenfield nursing home

Inspection found serious problems at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Milwaukee, formerly Mount Carmel, the state’s largest nursing home that recently announced intentions to close. Image by Rick Wood

Serious violations found at Greenfield nursing home

By Colin Bennett. CREATED Oct 12, 2013

GREENFIELD -- An inspection of Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitaion Milwaukee found 23 federal violations, accodring to the Journal Sentinel. The report was filed in early August, and inspectors levyed fines of nearly $40,000 to the nursing home.

Violations include numerous examples of giving residents the wrong dosage of medication, and in one case even switching two patients medications. The inspection also found five violations that put the residents in "immediate jeopardy," meaning they could cause harm or even death to the residents.

The Health Department will make an unannounced follow-up inspection in the future to see if Kindred fixed any of the violations, and if they fail they may lose their license. 

In 1998, Kindred Care - then operating under the name Vencor, Inc., nearly lost its license because of similar violations.

Last week, Kindred Transistional Care and Rehabilitation Milwaukee asked for permission to close from the state.