Mountain Manor Nursing Home files for bankruptcy

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Residents and employees of Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville are worried the future of the facility looks uncertain.

Officials with the nursing home said recently the facility has been under close scrutiny by the Cabinet for Family and Health Services.

"And a few months ago they were doing one of their normal surveys and found some issues and we do make mistakes," said Frank Fitzpatrick, Manager of Paintsville Investors, LLC.

Fitzpatrick did not elaborate on what issues were found at the nursing home.

Officials said the nursing home dropped below the standard quality of care in certain areas and the state issued deficiencies, forcing the facility to correct their problems.

"And as of this past Friday the state accepted what is called our plan of correction," said Fitzpatrick.

April 9th officials with Mountain Manor filed for bankruptcy due to a combination of fines imposed by Medicare and Medicaid services and admission restrictions.

"Residents and their family members will not notice or see any change what so ever in the delivery of care that the staff performs each and every day," said Fitzpatrick.

Officials said this is only a financial arrangement and it will not jeopardize the 125 full-time employees.

Mountain Manor is a 126-bed facility, but they currently only have around 60 patients.

They expect the state to come back sometime this week to do a follow-up survey.

If that survey does not go well they risk being shut down.

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