Nursing Home Deficiencies

A recent report regarding the quality of care in Louisiana nursing homes is illustrative of a variety of deficiencies and other related issues that may exist in other nursing homes nationwide, as well Illinois nursing homes and those in the Chicago area.

The report is discussed in the New Orleans Advocate article of June 10, 2014, titled “La. nursing homes rank poorly, report states.”

An excerpt:

Louisiana nursing homes rank among the worst in the nation in key quality measures, with high rates of bed sores and use of restraints among the 25,000 elderly and disabled people who live in them, the state legislative auditor reported Monday.

The report cited is dated June 6, 2014 and is titled “Utilization, Cost And Quality Of Care In Medicaid Nursing Facilities.” (pdf)

This report contains a variety of notable information.  Exhibit 12 (page 14) highlights “Ten Most Cited Nursing Facility Deficiencies,” which is illustrative of the types of deficiencies and hazards that can exist in nursing home care.  Among the areas listed are insuring that nursing facilities are free of nursing home accident hazards and provides supervision in order to prevent avoidable accidents.  As well, another area is the active management of infections so that they are not spread.

Another area of note is that which discusses the incidence of pressure sores (also commonly referred to as bedsores, bed sores, and pressure ulcers.)  As discussed on the Elman Joseph Law Group site, the incidence of bed sores is important as “Bedsores are frequently caused by poor operating procedures, neglect, or carelessness in the care of nursing home residents and care patients.”

The incidence of bed sores is discussed in the report in Exhibit 15 (pages 16-17) as well as otherwise commented upon in page 17.   An excerpt:

Louisiana ranked 50th for the percent of high risk nursing facility residents with pressure sores.

Additional details and discussion can be found in the two sources listed above.


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