SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The state Health Department has ordered a nursing home in the southeastern South Dakota city of Hudson to close.
The Health Department says the Hudson Healthcare Center has been shut down because of a pattern of repeated deficiencies that threaten the health and safety of residents. The department reports that it is helping to relocate the more than two dozen people who live in the center to other facilities.
Hudson Healthcare owner Joe Ward says that the facility had some problems, but they did not threaten patients' health. He plans to appeal the closure.
But the Health Department says the center failed to give people their medication and failed to have enough nursing staff on hand.
Hollingsworth says most patients were being moved from the center Thursday.