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Lexington, KY – Nursing Home Ignores Pressure Sore

LEXINGTON COUNTRY PLACE NURSING HOME Cited for failure to implement treatment for resident having pressure sores.

As recently as of September 2013, the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES cited Lexington Country Place Nursing Home located at 700 MASON HEADLEY ROAD, LEXINGTON, KY 40504 for failure to implement treatment for pressure sores.

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

Based on observation, interview, record review, and review of facility policies, it was determined the facility failed to ensure a resident having Pressure Sores received necessary treatment and services to promote healing, prevent infection and prevent new sores from developing for one (1) of seventeen (17) sampled residents (Resident #2). Resident #2 was admitted to the facility on [DATE], with Stage 1 Pressure Ulcers to the bilateral heels. There was no documented evidence the Wound Nurse’s recommendations from 09/03/13, to float the heels, was consistently implemented. In addition, there was no documented evidence of a treatment order to the Pressure Ulcers

Continuing:

Further interview with the DON revealed when a nurse finds a worsened pressure ulcer, there should be documentation in the medical record in the Nurse’s Notes or on the Weekly Skin Check Form. She stated the nurses should have measured and described the wounds when they were noted to have changed on 09/23/13, and again on 09/25/13. According to the DON, the Physician/NP should have been notified of the worsening of the Left Heel Pressure Ulcer on 09/25/13 because [MEDICATION NAME] was not an appropriate treatment for [REDACTED].

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