This 52-bed nursing home was cited with 5 health deficiencies, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. These include the Community Memorial Home’s:
- Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care;
- Failure to allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment;
- Failure to ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments; and
- Failure to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Medicare has also identified 2 complaints and facility-reported incidents associated with Community Memorial Hospital.
In addition, the Minnesota Department of Health has substantiated one report of a significant medication error resulting in medication administration not in line with the facility’s resident’s care plan. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that six residents were involved in medication errors due to the medications arriving from the pharmacy to the facility with the wrong administration directions. The facility did not have a policy or procedure to check medications against the original physician’s order when it was delivered to the facility. The facility did not identify this system failure at the time of MDH’s visit. [Report no. H5045008]
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