WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Bush administration is hoping to shame some nursing homes into improving patient care by posting a list of the operations considered among the worst in their states.
Lawmakers and advocacy groups had been pushing the administration to make it easier for consumers to identify substandard homes. They complain that too many homes are cited for serious deficiencies and make inadequate or temporary improvements.
A total of 54 nursing homes from 33 states and Washington, D.C., are on the list which will be posted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site today. The centers on that list failed to make improvements after being flagged by inspectors.
Three Georgia nursing homes are included on the list. They are: Laurel Baye Healthcare of Lake Lanier in Buford; The Place at Augusta, in Augusta, and Shoreham at Marietta, in Marietta.
Every nursing home receiving federal payments undergoes inspections about once a year. The inspectors look for whether residents are properly medicated, helped with daily tasks, and whether steps are taken to prevent accidents and infections.
Alabama: Eastview health care Center, in Birmingham.
Woodley Manor Health & Rehabilitation, in Montgomery.
ArKansas: Benson's Nursing Home Inc., in Nashville.
California: Yuba City Care Center, in Yuba City.
Colorado: Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley, in Grand Junction.
Kindred Healthcare & Rehab Center of Northglenn, in Northglenn.
Connecticut: Wethersfield Health Care Center, in Wethersfield.
Florida: Apollo Health & Rehab Center, in St. Petersburg.
Key West Convalescent Center, in Key West.
Palms Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Lauderdale Lakes.
Georgia: Laurel Baye Healthcare of Lake Lanier, in Buford.
The Place at Augusta, in Augusta.
Shoreham at Marietta, in Marietta.
Hawaii: Leahi Hospital, in Honolulu.
Iowa: Blair House, in Burlington.
Idaho: Gooding Rehab & Living Center, in Gooding.
Illinois: Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center, in Forest Park.
Indiana: Hillcrest Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, in Jeffersonville.
Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center, in Valparaiso.
Kansas: Atchison Senior Village, in Atchison.
Ottawa Retirement Village, in Ottawa.
Louisiana: Lake Providence Subacute Rehab, in Lake Providence.
Plaquemine Caring LLC, in Plaquemine.
Massachusetts: Cedar Hill Health Care Center, in Randolph.
Milton Health Care, in Milton.
Minnesota: Golden Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center, in Golden Valley.
Mcintosh Manor, in Mcintosh.
Missouri: Senior Estates, in Kansas City.
St Elizabeth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, in Florissant.
West Village Manor, in Columbia.
Mississippi: Hinds County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC, in Jackson.
Montana: Evergreen Missoula Health & Rehab, in Missoula.
North Carolina: Sunbridge Care & Rehab/Triad, in High Point.
New Jersey: Victoria Health Care Center, in Matawan.
New Mexico: Fort Bayard Medical Center, in Fort Bayard.
Nevada: Evergreen Mountainview Health, in Carson City.
New York: Vivian Teal Howard Rhcf, in Syracuse.
Oklahoma: Northwest Nursing Center, in Oklahoma City.
Pawhuska Nursing Home, LLC, in Pawhuska.
Pennsylvania: Ashton Hall Nursing and Rehab, in Philadelphia.
Brighten at Broomall, in Broomall.
South Carolina: Magnolia Manor Moncks Corner, in Moncks Corner.
Ridgeview Manor Nursing Facility, in Hopkins.
South Dakota: Aberdeen Healthcare Center, in Aberdeen.
Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, in Martin.
Tennessee: Overton Park Health Care Center, in Memphis.
Texas: Taylor Care Center, in Taylor.
Virginia: Ruxton Health of Woodbridge, in Woodbridge.
Washington: Evergreen Centralia Health & R, in Centralia.
Franklin Hills Health & Rehab, in Spokane.
Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, in Longview.
Wisconsin: Luther Home, in Marinette.
Willows Nursing and Rehabilitation, in Sun Prairie.