SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF BOWLING GREEN
LOCATED: 550 HIGH ST., BOWLING GREEN, KY 42101
SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF BOWLING GREEN was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies:
PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey submitted by DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.
FACILITY FAILED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPERVISION
LEVEL OF HARM – ACTUAL HARM
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on observation, interview, record review, and review of the facility’s policy/procedure, it was determined the facility failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents related to a fall with injuries for one (1) of five (5) sampled residents (Resident #3). Record review revealed the facility assessed the resident as a high fall risk and required a chair and bed alarm due to unassisted transfers. On 09/29/14, Resident #3 was left on the commode in his/her bathroom unattended by Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) #1. The resident fell off the commode and sustained a left distal radius fracture, left boxer’s fracture and comminuted intertrochanteric fracture of the left hip. Resident #3 required surgical intervention to repair the fractures on 09/30/14.
Continuing: Interview with the Administrator, on 10/09/14 at 8:30 AM, revealed that staff should not leave residents unsupervised on the commode if they had a BIMS of eight (8) or below. She stated privacy should be provided by staff standing at the door rather than going to the nurse’s station.
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