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Nursing Failures Cause Elopement; Fall Prevention not Monitored

KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION – FAIRPARK

Located 307 North Fifth Street, Maryville, TN 37801

Recently as of 2013, KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION – Fairpark was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following:

Please Note: The following are only highlighted portions. The full complete report can be found here.

Based on medical record review, review of facility documentation, review of facility policy, and interview, the facility failed to provide supervision to prevent neglect of a cognitively impaired resident (#99), resulting in an elopement of six residents reviewed. The facility’s failure to prevent neglect and elopement for resident #99 resulted in Immediate Jeopardy

Continuing:

Based on medical record review, review of facility documentation, and interview, the facility failed to ensure safety devices were in place and functioning to prevent falls

Continuing:

Continued Interview with the DON and the Staff Development Nurse confirmed the facility was not monitoring the placement or functional status of the resident’s sensory pad alarm or personal alarm to prevent falls.

Personal Note from NHAA 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.

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