Residents Of Chaparelle House In Twin Falls Forced To Move After Home Loses State License


By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) This week, the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare revoked the license for Chaparelle House, an assisted living home, at 1880 Harrison street in Twin Falls. According to Tom Shanahan spokesman for Health and Welfare, the Assisted Living home has been under the authority of what is called a Provisional License since October of 2011. In a letter sent to Chaparelle House the State of Idaho, alleged the facility failed to protect residents from exploitation. Chaparelle House was placed on the provisional status based on state inspections. Those inspection records for all homes in Idaho are posted online.

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On Monday, a state survey team attempted to conduct an inspection but was not allowed access by management of the home, Shanahan said. On Wednesday the State team was allowed access. Shanahan said that after finding some deficiencies mainly in staffing, they offered to provide a temporary manager who would work with the home to meet state requirements. The homes management declined the offer. At this time, Shanahan said that 10 of the home’s residents, most being elderly, have found another place to live and they are working to find placement for about 8 more. Chaparelle home is owned by Assisted living concepts and have been in Twin Falls for several years. KMVT has asked for comments from the parent company on the allegations made by the State of Idaho.

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