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“Pressure ulcer was about the size of a fist. Wound had a foul smell and appeared infected.”

MATAGORDA HOUSE HEALTHCARE CENTER

LOCATED: 700 12TH STREET, BAY CITY, TX 77414

MATAGORDA HOUSE HEALTHCARE 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 provide necessary treatment and services to prevent the development and promote the healing of pressure ulcers for two of seven residents (Resident #7 and 2) who were reviewed for pressure ulcers. Facility had no system in place to track the progress of wounds to ensure treatments were effective for resident # 7 and 2. Residents # 7 and 2’s dietary recommendations to promote wound healing were not implemented.

Interview on 10/30/14 at 11:00A.M., the DON said the facility’s tracking system was to use the progress of the wounds using the wound specialist report (which she presented when asked). The DON said the wound specialist was in the facility today but did not do wound round because of survey. Record review of Resident #7’s record revealed no wound progress report, there were no documentation of onset of wounds and its progress in the resident’s record.

Observation on 10/29/14 at 9:58A.M., revealed Resident #2 had a Stage IV pressure ulcer to sacral area. Pressure ulcer was about the size of a fist, wound bed had yellowish slough with necrotic edges. Wound had heavy drainage, soiled dressing was heavily saturated. Wound had a foul smell and appeared infected. Further observation revealed Resident #2 had a Stage II to her right heel. Record review of Resident # 2’s hospice notes documentation from 6/3/14 to 10/30/14 revealed no description of the Resident #2’s pressure ulcers. There were no documented sizes or progress of wound. Further review of notes revealed: 6/3/14 – Stage 3 not measured 6/30/14 – Stage 4 not measured 7/09/14 – Stage 4 not measured 10/05/14 Stage 4 not measured and not healing 10/13/14 Stage 4, not healing and not measured. Wound margin-tunneling locations-right. Undermining locations -all edges. 10/15/14 stage 3-4 sacrum pressure ulcer, not healing and not measured. Interview on 10/29/14 at 10:20 A.M., RN A said the resident did not have any wound care progress report from the staff. She said she did not always worked in that hall and so she did not consistently cared for Resident # 2. RN # A said the resident had multiple wound infections lately and the wound did not look better. Interview on 10/30/14 at 9:40 A.M., the DON said the resident was receiving wound consults until she was admitted to hospice services. She said the wound care specialist was tracking the progress of the wound. The DON provided wound specialist reports and hospice reports upon admission to hospice. Review of the forms revealed the wound specialist signed off on the wound care, but facility and hospice did not track the progress of the wound to ensure effective treatment. Resident #2’s condition deteriorated on 10/29/14 and passed away on 10/30/14 at 10:04 A.M.

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One Response to ““Pressure ulcer was about the size of a fist. Wound had a foul smell and appeared infected.””

  1. Barbara says:

    My mother was in there during 2004 , and I was up there everyday, they have the laziest nurses and AIDS I’ve ever seen, I washed my moms clothes and made sure her bed was clean. They treated her like a piece of trash , I came in one day and she was in the wheel chair gasping to breath and there were 4-5 nurses and AIDS sitting in her recliner and bed eating her snacks and watching tv. My mom had congestive heart failure , when I walked in , I got so mad ,she couldn’t breath and they were just sitting around, so I had 911 called and she was in the hospital for 3 weeks , fighting for her life, she had to have blood transfusion and oxygen, I never put her back over there , she lived another 6 weeks at my house under my care. They treated her horrible.its so sad.

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