Every month from January 2017 to September 2017, Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation – Loudon received a 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the worst overall staffing rating possible for a nursing home. In fact, this nursing home had 43 straight months (March 2014 to September 2017) with a 1-Star staffing rating. (Click here to see the CMS Five Star Rating)
Under-staffing has been linked to health and safety violations and has been determined to cause patient injury and dignity violations according to numerous scientific studies. (Click here to read some of these studies).
The Institute of Medicine and the American Nurses Association have concluded that each nursing home resident needs a minimum of 2.8 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services. But Kindred-Loudon averaged only 1.77 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records.
These low staffing levels significantly reduced Loudon’s labor costs. According to its most recently published Medicare Cost Report, Loudon generated annual gross revenues of $10,148,462.
Personal Note from NHA–Advocates: NHAA shares with all the families of loved ones who are confined to nursing homes the pain and anguish of putting them in the care of someone else. We expect our loved ones to be treated with dignity and honor in the homes we place them. We cannot emphasize enough to family members of nursing home residents; frequent visits are essential to our loved ones’ well-being and safety. This nursing home and many others across the country are cited for abuse and neglect.