State report details violations by Topeka adult care home

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We’re learning more details about why the state revoked the license of a Topeka adult care home.

The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, also known as KDAD has revoked the license of the Topeka Community Healthcare Center on southeast 21st Street.

It has 55 residents.

KDAD says the center has failed to meet on-going compliance with health and safety requirements.

There are six deficiency reports for TCHC.

The reports, total about one hundred pages from June of 2012 to January of this year.

The Kansas Department of Health and Human Services says the facility failed to, “provide services to maintain a sanitary and comfortable interior of the facility” – citing stains on chairs and urine odors in a hallway.

The reports goes on to say – the facility failed to ensure a resident used a required body alarm and had an injury to their hip after getting out of bed without staff help.

The report says TCHC failed to prevent pressure sores.

It also includes an incident last december where the state says a resident fell off the seat of a van and was not wearing a seat belt.

In a report from last July, a report from the state’s health and human services says the facility failed to thoroughly investigate a resident’s fall who had their head caught in a bed rail.

Coming up Friday night, we talked with a woman who had her step-mother at TCHC for more than three years….find out what she has to say about the facility and the care her loved one received over the years

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