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Memphis, TN – Nursing Home Cited for Failing to Identify Severe Pressure Ulcers

QUINCE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Located 6733 QUINCE ROAD MEMPHIS, TN 38119

Recent findings by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES CITED QUINCE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER  as recent as October 25, 2013 with FAILURE TO IDENTIFY PRESSURE ULCER S OF MULTIPLE RESIDENTS.

The following are direct quotes from the report and is only a small portion of the findings. The full report can be viewed here.
Based on review of the National Pressure Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Pressure Ulcer Prevention QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE, policy review, medical record review, observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to identify pressure ulcers before they became unstageable for 3 of 6 (Residents #1, 17 and 195) sampled residents reviewed of the 6 residents included in stage 2 with pressure ulcers. The failure to identify a pressure ulcer before it became unstageable resulted in actual harm and substandard quality of care for Residents #1, 17 and 195.

Continuing: Based on review of the National Pressure Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Pressure Ulcer Prevention QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE, policy review, medical record review, observation and interview, it was determined the quality assurance committee failed to identify issues and failed to develop and implement appropriate plans of actions to assist staff inrecognizing skin conditions before they become an unstageable pressure ulcer for 3 of 6 (Residents #1, 17 and 195) sampled residents reviewed of the 6 residents included in stage 2 with pressure ulcers. The failure to identify a pressure ulcer before it became unstageable resulted in actual harm and substandard quality of care for Residents #1, 17 and 195. The findings included: 1. The Quality Assurance (QA) committee staff failed to identify and address the failure of the staff to recognize pressure ulcers before they became unstageable for Residents #1, 17 and 195 which resulted in substandard quality of care.  The failure to identify skin breakdown prior to the development of an unstageable pressure ulcer resulted in actual harmand substandard quality of care for Residents # 1, 17 and 195.

Personal Note from NHAA Advocates: We here at NHAA share 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 other than our-self. We live our lives thinking our loved ones are being 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 which go unpunished and continue to turn a blind eye to our elders’ safety and well being.

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