The Times News reported the closing of Sava owned and operated Brian Center of Weber City with an extensive history of compliance problems after the federal government finally took action to terminate its ability to accept Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.  The facility is now known as Continium Care of Weber City.

"According to a nursing home license application filed with the Virginia Department of Health Office of Licensure and Certification in October 2010, the facility is managed by Continium Health Care Management LLC located at 10800 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 810, Miami, Fla. The LLC’s president/chairman is listed as Avi Klein of Miami."  Klein’s partners include Abraham Shaulson, Murray Forman, and Leonard Grunstein.  I’m sure they bled the facility dry before closing the facility down.  In October 2010, the facility, which was then known as the Brian Center, was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service for possible violations of wire fraud, mail fraud, health care fraud and money laundering.

The facility’s most recent survey in May revealed a number of problem areas that reached the level of actual harm, including one incident where a patient with dementia broke her hip after being left unattended in a bathroom and another where a patient developed deep tissue pressure sores before being treated by nursing home staff.

The last two inspections conducted at Continium contained a total of 36 deficiencies, which was almost three times the state and national average, and 17 complaints compared to the state average of five.

On Nov. 3, 2011, the facility received a one-star rating out of a possible five by CMS. That rating, which is considered “much below average,” was based on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.


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