5 Del. nursing homes on list of candidates for heightened scrutiny by feds

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Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators praised the recent release of a list of 400 nursing homes that were candidates for coming under greater federal scrutiny.

Five of the facilities are in Delaware.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the list at the request of Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Bob Casey.

The nursing homes were candidates for the Special Focus Facility program.

The names of the facilities chosen to participate in the program were made public, however, the approximately 400 nursing homes that were not selected had not been publicly released.

“I applaud Administrator (Seema) Verma for committing CMS to disclose continuously and update the full list of underperforming nursing homes,”said Toomey. “Ensuring that families have all the information they need about a nursing home will improve the quality of care at facilities across the country. I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Casey to improve nursing home quality and transparency at government health care agencies.”

Click here for a list of licensed nursing homes in Delaware.

In March, Sens. Casey and Toomeywrote to CMSrequesting information on its oversight of nursing homes in the Special Focus Facility program, including those identified by news reports that alleged reports of abuse and neglect.

Westminster Village Health, Dover, is in the SPF program, according to the list.

Candidates for the program in Delaware were:

  • Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
  • Kentmere Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
  • Regal Heights Healthcare and Rehab Center.
  • The Moorings at Lewes.
  • Seaford Center.
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