The state has submitted a “corrective action plan” to the federal government aimed at preventing residents’ injuries at the Veterans’ Home in King.
U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin released the plan Monday, after an inspection she requested turned up problems that included a broken skull to a resident who fell from a bed while two nursing assistants were caring for him.
The state promised to give new training to nurses, and make random checks to prevent future injuries to the veterans who live at King. There have been numerous reports of inadequate staffing, building decay, and diversions of federal funds earmarked for King, and the federal VA inspectors also found that King did not have adequate written plans for its care, and not meeting standards to protect against injuries.
Governor Scott Walker’s proposed state budget includes $12 million in building and drinking water improvements at King.