More problems are uncovered at the state veterans’ nursing home at King in Waupaca County.
After a VA inspection in January, requested by U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin, found that the home did not meet three of 158 federal standards, including the failure to protect residents from abuses, after one resident fell from a bed and fractured a skull.
According to the Madison Capital Times, the VA also found that the home did not update the resident’s plan for care after the fall, and it did not reveal safety inspections for elevators.
Baldwin got involved after King was given federal citations last December. A former secretary and deputy secretary of the state Veterans’ Affairs agency left after numerous problems at King were made public in 2016, and new secretary Daniel Zimmerman reassigned King’s top official Jim Knight late last week.