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March 28, 2015

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Nursing home cited for cockroaches, safety hazards, poor care

Best Care Facility 1

CARSON CITY – A Las Vegas nursing home has been fined $5,100 by the state for repeated health and safety violations and ordered not to accept new residents.

The state Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance said there have been repeated violations dating back to February of 2007 at Best Care Facility 1, 720 S. 9th St., which was fined $600 last year.

“It has been determined that residents are not safe at this facility due to chronic, repeated non-compliance and that the facility is engaging in practices detrimental to the health and safety of the residents,” the bureau said.

A person named “Danny” at the nursing home answered the telephone. He said he would return a call later but he declined to give his last name.

Surveys in 2007, 2008, 2009 and in February this year showed multiple violations. The bureau said the home was inspected Feb. 2 this year and received the grade of D when 30 violations were found.

The bureau said an “immediate jeopardy situation” was declared due to missing resident medications. It found violations of state regulations involving failure to have criminal background checks, an ongoing cockroach infestation, a lack of a functioning auditory alarm system, poor care on a resident with a colostomy, tuberculosis testing and medication administration.

Eight of the deficiencies were repeats from previous inspections.

The nursing home is licensed for 18 beds and has been in operation since 1985.

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