Residents at Richmond nursing home must move after Medicare drops facility

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Residents at a south Richmond nursing home may soon have to find a new place to live.

Envoy of Stratford Hills has been dropped by Medicare after state inspectors found a number of deficiencies at the facility.

Dozens of patients whose care is covered by the program now have to be relocated. It’s still unclear when that will happen.

In a statement, the nursing home’s corporate owner says:

Despite our focus on the standards of care and the patient and resident experience, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) notified us they have terminated the provider agreement with Envoy of Stratford Hills.  We disagree with their findings, as the low-level citations, which were immediately corrected, were not capable of causing patient harm and should not have resulted in the transfer of patients and residents.  We remain firm in the opinion that our care center is in substantial compliance and will appeal their decision.  Even so, our primary focus will continue to be on our patients and residents, as we work with local, state, and federal agencies to prepare for their safe transfer and ensure that that there is no interruption of their care.”

8News is working to learn more about this developing story.

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