On March 2, 2017, PRUITTHEALTH – CRESTWOOD received fines totaling $10,816 from regulators for violations of federal law. For more information, click https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/profile.html#profTab=5&ID=115385
On March 2, 2017, PRUITTHEALTH – CRESTWOOD was cited for (1) failing to provide care and services in a timely manner after a resident was found unresponsive to voice and touch, resulting in the resident being transported to the hospital four hours after the initial assessment and going into respiratory distress at the hospital, and (2) failing to follow a residents care plan, resulting in pressure sores on both legs. To read the entire Statement of Deficiencies:
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 2.80 hours of CNA care per day for safety and basic services. But PRUITTHEALTH – CRESTWOOD averaged only 2.07 hours of CNA care per resident per day from January 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017 based on its daily payroll staffing records.
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.