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June 17--  A nursing home in Metter will receive more frequent inspections and monitoring after being named in a U.S. Senate report.

Pleasant View Nursing Home is one of nine nursing facilities in Georgia singled out in the report for "substantially failing" to meet required care standards and resident protections afforded by the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Pennsylvania’s U.S. senators, Democrat Robert Casey and Republican Pat Toomey, released the list of  facilities in the report.

The two “believe that the list of  "Special Focus Facility" candidates is information that must be publicly available to individuals and families seeking nursing care for their loved ones,’’ the report said. Their goal, it said, is to provide families “with the transparency and information they deserve when choosing a home in which to entrust the care of a loved one.’’

Nine Georgia nursing homes are on the list as “candidates’’ for SFF status.

They are: East Lake Arbor in Decatur; Pleasant View Nursing Center in Metter; Westminster Commons in Atlanta; Brentwood Health and Rehabilitation in Waynesboro; PruittHealth in Blue Ridge: Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation; LaGrange Health and Rehab; Windermere Health and Rehabilitation Center in Augusta; and Clinch Healthcare Center in Homerville.

Kathy Floyd, executive director of the Georgia Council on Aging, said Friday, “the facilities on the larger list have a ‘persistent record of poor care’ and should be publicized. More transparency for consumers is rarely a bad idea.’’

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