Federal review finds deficiencies at Wis. Veterans Home at King

Federal review finds deficiencies at Wis. Veterans Home at King
Wisconsin Veterans Home at King

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has found five deficiencies at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, whose request prompted a DVA review in early January, released a copy of the department’s report on Monday, The Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Deficiencies included administering the wrong cough syrup to a resident, failing to create a treatment plan for a resident with spasms and seizures and failing to monitor a resident’s automated mattress to prevent falls. Facility staff also failed to routinely test elevators and update a plan to prevent aspiration pneumonia.

The findings were based on a survey conducted Jan. 10-13.

Around 700 residents receive care at King, which provides them with nursing, counseling and social activities. The facility has been plagued by allegations of mismanagement.

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