THE JEWISH NEWS
12 AV 5753/JULY 30, 1993
Borman Hall Fails Again
Despite major improvements, the Jewish Home for Aged failed last week's state inspection.
Is the end near? Officials say, 'We're not closing.'
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RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER
A psychologist tries
to humanize businesses.
Fun And Games
teams split in two.
Once upon a time
in Birmingham on Shabbat...
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a year after $2.95
million of United Jewish
Foundation monies paid
for Borman Hall's "fast-
track" cleanup, the 212-
bed Jewish nursing home
in Detroit again failed in-
spection when the state
last week cited it for serious code viola-
The Michigan Department of Public
Health (MDPH) reported deficiencies in
the Home's patient care, nursing ser-
vices, administration and ability to doc-
ument residents' daily activities. Though
MDPH officials noted many areas of sig-
nificant improvement, the Home still
is in jeopardy.
Next week, MDPH officials will decide
whether to pull Borman Hall's license or
give the Home 45 days to come into com-
pliance. After this grace p6riod, if the
Home still is not up to par, it could lose
its Medicare and Medicaid funding. Or
it could be given another 45 days.
Borman Hall could not continue without
Medicaid, one Home official said.
The MDPH completed its five-day in-
spection on July 23. Its written report
Mr. Guitar Man
Something very unusual
is happening in the
Oak Park basement of
Dr. Allen Platt.
There is no sofa there, no
set, no piles of old clothes
begging to be sorted.
Instead, Dr. Platt's
bascvaent is filled with
tools, machines and the
woe': of rosewood and
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Borman Hall resident Etta Morris with daughter Anne Isner.
will be finalized and made public next
week. The state has not yet released de-
tails about the citations.
The latest results come after the Home
failed state inspections in August and
October of 1992, then passed in
December after a fast-track cleanup.
Now members of Detroit's Jewish com-
munity face the questions: Will the Home
survive its third failed inspection in 12
months? Were the Jewish Federation's
hefty expenditures intended to be a quick
fix, or were they meant to ensure long-
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