Kansas took over 22 struggling nursing homes in 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers have tightened the financial requirements for a license to operate nursing homes after state regulators were forced to take over 22 struggling facilities last...
Youth psychiatric hospital to stop co-mingling some patients
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a children's psychiatric hospital in Hays has agreed to stop co-mingling patients needing short- and long-term care to comply with federal requirements.
Report finds Kansas’ nursing home inspections faulty
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas state agency responsible for inspecting nursing homes did not correctly respond to problems uncovered in a federal government audit, but it has made some improvements in recent months, according to the agency's officials.
The Office of Inspector General report estimated that the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services failed in 2014 to verify that 65 percent of the issues found during nursing home inspections had been corrected.
State takes over nursing home in central Kansas
PEABODY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are taking over a nursing home where inspectors found missing narcotics and more than $240,000 in bills that were more than four months overdue.
Kansas takes over 21 financially insolvent nursing homes
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A nursing home in Derby was running out of money fast last month, unable to pay basic bills for utilities or prescription drugs.
So the state of Kansas took it over. Just as it's done for 20 other financially insolvent skilled nursing facilities this year alone.
"We don't want to be a receiver or operate these facilities," said Tim Keck, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. "But we felt like it was best for the residents that we do so."
Kansas takes over nursing home that couldn’t pay its bills
DERBY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has taken over a nursing home after an inspector found that it was struggling to pay for food, medicine and utilities.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said the takeover was necessary to ensure the well-being of the 39 residents of Westview of Derby after the inspector found that the facility had hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid bills.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is falling behind on federally required annual inspections of 350 nursing home facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is taking over 15 private nursing homes after the owner and operator defaulted on payments to vendors and failed to meet payroll.
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Tim Keck will oversee operations of the Skyline Health Care LLC homes. Court documents show the facilities have nearly 850 residents and 950 employees.
Kansas regulators seek to take over 15 nursing homes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas regulators are seeking to take over management of 15 nursing homes after the operator of the facilities advised the state it will not be able to make an upcoming payroll.
Report: Kansas didn’t follow up on half of problems found
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas inspectors failed to follow up on nearly half the problems they found in 79 nursing homes across the state in 2014, according to a federal report issued Monday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas state agency says an action taken by a legislative committee would devastate in-home services for the disabled and their providers.
Spokeswoman Angela de Rocha said Wednesday that the state Department for Aging and Disability Services would be forced to cut rates paid to providers of in-home services by 56 percent through June. In-home services include help with chores or personal care such as bathing to help the disabled stay in their homes.
Bill targets state nursing home issues
Texas does not do well by the more than 93,000 elderly and disabled people who depend on the services of nursing homes for their daily care.
That could be changing with recently introduced legislation to eliminate a loophole in the law that allows a large percentage of violators of nursing home regulations, even repeat offenders, to avoid fines.
Nursing home provider sues Kansas over Medicaid applications
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A skilled nursing home provider has sued Kansas on behalf of 21 patients it claims are at risk of being thrown out of its facilities because the state has allegedly not processed their Medicaid applications in a timely manner.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society filed its federal lawsuit Thursday against the Michael Randol, the director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.