License for Topeka adult care facility revoked

TOPEKA, Kansas – The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is revoking the license of the Topeka Community Healthcare Center, located at 1821 SE 21st Street.

The facility is currently home to 55 residents.

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services says it has struggled to meet state and federal performance standards.

In September, 2010 federal regulators designated the Topeka Community Healthcare Center a “Special Focus Facility.”

Special Focus Facilities are subject to additional inspections each year and must meet specific minimum performance standards to graduate from the program.

KDADS staff worked with the nursing home and its corporate leadership to make improvements in the care provided to residents.

However, the facility has failed to achieve ongoing substantial compliance with health and safety requirements during the 32 months it has participated in the SFF program.

As a result, the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is terminating this facility’s Medicare provider agreement; Kansas is terminating its Medicaid provider agreement and is revoking its license to operate as an adult care home.

Residents and their families were informed that they have 60 days after the date of the closure notice, July 12, 2013 to find other accommodations.

KDADS is also working to help 55 residents find housing.

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