Saturday, November 01, 2014

Nursing home fined over missed medication

A Tucson nursing home was hit with a $4,750 civil penalty, and its director was placed on probation, for repeatedly failing to provide prescribed medication to a resident who later had to be hospitalized. 
The Arizona Department of Health Services substantiated a charge of elder neglect after conducting a complaint investigation at Emeritus at Catalina Foothills, 3701 N. Swan Road, on Jan. 17. The inspection found that on 19 occasions, staff members failed to provide the medication ordered by the resident’s primary-care physician, the blood-thinner warfarin, to treat an irregular heartbeat and history of blood clots in the lung. The department issued a $250 fine for each missed dosage. Nursing home fined over missed medication:

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