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“The facility staff failed to conduct the scheduled routine checks on the resident”

SUNRISE MANOR NURSING HOME

LOCATED: 717 NORTH ILLINOIS BLVD, HODGENVILLE, KY 42748

SUNRISE MANOR NURSING HOME 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 IMMEDIATELY TELL THE RESIDENT, THE RESIDENT’S DOCTOR AND A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE RESIDENT OF THE SITUATIONS (INJURY/DECLINE/ROOM, ETC) THAT AFFECT THE RESIDENT.

LEVEL OF HARM –IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on observation, interview, record review, and review of the facility’s policy, it was determined the facility failed to have an effective system in place to ensure the physician was notified regarding an incident that had the potential for requiring physician intervention for one (1) of the twenty-nine (29) sampled residents (Resident #16).

On 07/04/15 at 2:30 AM, Resident #16, who required total assistance with transfers and toileting, was found alone in the bathroom, sitting on a bedside commode, yelling for help. The call light was wrapped around a support bar and could not be activated. The evening staff failed to communicate to the night staff the resident had been placed on the bedside commode at 9:15 PM on 07/03/15. The facility staff failed to conduct the scheduled routine checks on the resident and left the resident sitting in the bathroom alone with no method to call for help for greater than five (5) hours. When the resident was found, on 07/04/15 at approximately 2:30 AM, the resident complained of being cold and experienced pain and numbness in the hips/buttocks area. The resident had a [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. There was no documented evidence the resident’s physician had been notified of the incident until 07/27/15, twenty-three (23) days after the incident occurred and surveyor intervention.

The facility’s failure to notify the physician of an incident that had the potential to require medical intervention has caused or is likely to cause serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to a resident. Immediate Jeopardy was identified on 07/24/15 and determined to exist on 07/04/15.

A private interview conducted with Resident #16, on 07/22/15 at 9:30 AM, revealed he/she had been placed on the bedside commode at approximately 9:15 PM on 07/03/15 to perform his/her nightly care and to use the bedside commode. When the resident tried to activate the call light for assistance from staff, the call light would not activate because it was wrapped around a support bar in the bathroom. The resident stated he/she had yelled out for help several times but nobody came. The resident stated when he/she was found, they were cold and shivering (resident was dressed in a gown), with pain to the hips/buttocks, and the entire body was numb. The resident stated he/she requested pain medication and a blanket after the incident.

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.

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