Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lebanon Home Cited For Causing Actual Harm

By Walter F. Roche Jr.

A Lebanon, Tenn. nursing home has been cited by state inspectors for causing actual harm to several patients due to the improper care of pressure sores.
In a 50-page report posted recently on the Tennessee Health Department website, the Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center was also cited for failing to administer drugs prescribed by a physician and for failing to update care plans for some patients.
Daniel Richmond, acting administrator at the 60-bed facility said that subsequent to the inspection on March 31, the nursing home developed and implemented a corrective action plan.
He said state inspectors later revisited the home and approved the plan of correction.
According to the inspection report a female patient who already had pressure sores had them worsen while she was a patient. That same patient, inspectors found, did not receive her prescribed medications on four days in August and September of 2014.
Two other patients, according to the report, got pressure sores after they had been admitted and "suffered actual harm" as a result.
Yet another patient did not get needed treatment for pressure sores which worsened as a result.
The nursing home, which is located at 731 Castle Heights Court in Lebanon has an overall rating of 2 out of five stars under the federal Medicare rating system, nursing home compare. A "2" rating is classified as "below average."
In the individual category of quality of care, the home got a 1 star rating, which is listed as "much below average.
The home is part of the Sava SeniorCare nursing home chain.

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