Houston News : Pink residue, slime in ice machines found inside Houston nursing homes, inspection reports reveal

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>>> Learn about what nursing homes and assisted living centers were penalized by the Houston Health Department …

>>> Learn about what nursing homes and assisted living centers were penalized by the Houston Health Department …

Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand/Getty Images

Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand/Getty Images

>>> Learn about what nursing homes and assisted living centers were penalized by the Houston Health Department …

>>> Learn about what nursing homes and assisted living centers were penalized by the Houston Health Department …

Photo: Boonchai Wedmakawand/Getty Images

Pink residue, slime in ice machines found inside Houston nursing homes, inspection reports reveal

Inspectors observed about 20 dead cockroaches and at least one cockroach egg inside a Houston nursing home during inspections in the last four weeks, according to health inspection records.

At another facility, inspectors found pink slime in an ice machine. Each week, Houston health inspectors distribute violations that carry a weight between 1 and 25, increasing in severity.

The term “demerit” is used by city health inspectors to describe the weighted value assigned to each violation.

Chron.com obtained the results of routine health inspections throughout the city and tallied each nursing home and assisted living center’s demerits for a comprehensive list of violations over the last four weeks. A total of 25 centers were cited, records show.

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Source : chron.com