Reposted from the Oakland Press website, August 15, 2012

At least a half dozen nursing homes in Oakland County received the worst possible rating for compliance to state and federal regulations, according to a compilation by ProPublica, an investigative tool for the public.

Some of the data on violations or deficiencies in nursing homes was provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. There were nearly 118,000 deficiencies involving 14,565 reported nationwide.

In Michigan, the nursing homes with the most serious incidents, compliance or reporting issues were Lahser Hills Care Center in Southfield; Farmington Health Care Center in Farmington; Cambridge South Healthcare Center in Beverly Hills, Clarkston Specialty Healthcare Center in Clarkston, Boulevard Health Center in Rochester Hills and Medilodge of Rochester Hills Inc., in Rochester Hills.

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