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LA HACIENDA NURSING – RESIDENT SUFFERS UNSTAGEABLE PRESSURE SORE

LA HACIENDA NURSING & REHAB CENTER

LOCATED: 3730 W. OREM DRIVE, HOUSTON, TX 77045

LA HACIENDA NURSING & REHAB CENTER 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 GIVE RESIDENTS PROPER TREATMENT TO PREVENT NEW BED (PRESSURE) SORES OR HEAL EXISTING BED SORES.

LEVEL OF HARM –ACTUAL HARM

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on observation, interview and record review, the facility failed to ensure that a resident who enters the facility without pressure sores does not develop pressure sores unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrate that they were unavoidable and a resident having pressure sores receives necessary treatment and services to promote healing for 1 of 6 residents (Residents #2) reviewed for pressure sores in that; -Resident # 2 developed a facility acquired unstageable pressure sore to his sacrum which became infected.

These failures affected 1 resident and placed 9 additional residents who have pressure sores at risk for developing more pressure sores, infection and or worsening of the existing pressure sores.

During an interview on 6/16/16 at 4:45 p.m. MDS/LVN she said Resident # 2 was admitted to the facility on [DATE] without a pressure sore. She said Resident # 2 was discovered to have a large facility acquired unstageable pressure sore on 05/17/2016.

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