Kennebunk Nursing Home cited for forgetting to give meds, other problems

Posted Dec. 15, 2010, at 6:41 a.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — State officials have told a southern Maine nursing home to make changes after being cited for forgetting to give patients pain medication, failing to change the bedding of incontinent patients and not having enough hot water for showers.

The Department of Health and Human Services said the Kennebunk Nursing Home and Rehab Center has until February to clean up the deficiencies. Otherwise, DHHS said it will recommend that the federal government pull the nursing home’s license.

Patients said employees often brought in blankets to keep patients warm because the building was cold and there were no clean blankets.

WMTW-TV says the nursing home administrator told DHHS that the problems would be corrected.

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