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Humble, TX – Unsanitary Conditions, Severe Bedsores & Untreated Pain

HUMBLE HEALTHCARE CENTER

Located: 93 ISAACKS RD, HUMBLE, TX 77338

HUMBLE HEALTHCARE CENTER was RECENTLY CITED in February of 2014 by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies relating to Level of harm – Actual harm.

The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the report/survey. The full report/survey can be found here.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CAN BE DISTURBING TO SOME READERS

Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on observation, interview and record review the facility failed to provide the necessary care and services to prevent the development or worsening of pressure ulcers and to promote the healing of pressure ulcers for 3 of 4 Residents (Resident # 75, # 30, and # 35) who were reviewed for pressure ulcer care and management as evidenced by; -Resident # 75 developed an unstageable pressure ulcer to her left heel on 1/29/2014 and was not assessed by a physician until 16 days later. The facility failed to develop a care plan or implement interventions to address risk for pressure ulcers following a significant change in her ADL functions in December 2013. -Resident #30 had a facility acquired stage 4 pressure ulcer which developed on 9/26/12 was last assessed by a wound care physician on 5/1/2013. The wound depth has increased since that date with no documentation of additional assessments for the pressure ulcer. -Resident # 35 readmitted to the facility on [DATE] subsequent to a fall and fractured humerous. Despite being assessed as a moderate risk for skin breakdown on 1/20/14, the Resident developed new pressure areas to her sacral area (1/27/14) and her left hip (2/13/14). There was no documentation by Resident #35 ‘ s attending physician or the facility ‘ s dietician of any implemented interventions to prevent pressure sores.

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading

Based on observation, interview, and record review the facility failed to ensure that the resident smoking area was clean and free from bird excrement, 5 of 7 CNAs (CNA I, C, B, A and G), 2 of 3 MAs (MA A and MA D), 3 of 4 LVNs (LVN B, LVN E, LVN A ), and 1 of 2 PTAs (PTA B) were able to demonstrate competency in infection control for 11 of 16 residents (Residents # 1, 29, 30, 54, 71, 72, 75, 65, 39, 25 and 49) observed receiving incontinent care, catheter care, wound care and medication administration

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One Response to “Humble, TX – Unsanitary Conditions, Severe Bedsores & Untreated Pain”

  1. So I take it, they’re still open? As a nurse who’ve sustained bedsores at the of 27, & now 58…the monetary fines received should go to the patients. Ya think?

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