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Wis. largest nursing home makes request with state to close its doors

GREENFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's largest nursing home would shut down, if the state grants permission. 

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation is located in the Milwaukee suburb of Greenfield. 

In a statement, the company decided that the facility's size, design, and age is quote, "no longer consistent with the current consumer preferences and needs for today's health care delivery system." 

Kindred and its landlord both agreed that the nursing home needs to close. 

It has a license for 473 beds -- more than 200 more than any other Wisconsin nursing facility. 

The state must approve a relocation plan, and Kindred would then have to wait 120 additional days before getting the okay to shut down. 

The firm says it will work with state Health Services officials in creating a plan to move residents to other facilities with as little disruption as possible. 

The Journal Sentinel said Kindred's Greenfield home had 37 violations of federal standards last year -- plus 44 more in 2011.  The home also had 28 federal building safety violations.  The statewide average is five.