Every month from January 2015 to January 2018 (except for June 2017 when no rating was provided), NORTHWEST NURSING CENTER received an OVERALL rating of 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the lowest rating possible for a nursing home.
Every month from February 2015 to January 2018, NORTHWEST NURSING CENTER received a HEALTH INSPECTION rating of 1-star out of 5 from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), the lowest rating possible for a nursing home.
On August 8, 2017, NORTHWEST NURSING CENTER was cited for a pattern of ACTUAL HARM for failing to provide care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident, including failing to monitor and intervene for pain during pressure sore treatment (a stage IV sore). This was NORTHWEST NURSING CENTER’s 8th time since August 29, 2013 to be cited for this particular deficiency (F-309).
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Under-staffing 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 NORTHWEST NURSING CENTER averaged only 1.90 hours of CNA care per resident per day from April 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017, based on its daily payroll staffing records, as reported by CMS.
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.