Saturday, September 20, 2014

El Dorado Nursing Home Cited for Abuse, Neglect

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has taken the action against Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center, LLC.
Here is a partial list of findings after an inspection in January:
Based on observation, record review, and interview, the nursing home failed to ensure adequate supervision was provided to prevent injury to a resident during staff assisted transfers.
This failed practice resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy which caused or could have caused serious harm, injury or death for resident who fell from the mechanical lift while being transferred, sustaining a laceration to the back of the head.    El Dorado Nursing Home Cited for Abuse, Neglect - Local News, Weather, Sports, and Community for Central Arkansas:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Staffing is the key to nursing home quality of life

The following article points out the correlation between good care and adequate nurse staffing in Nursing Homes:
Quality of life (QOL) incorporates various aspects of residents’ lives, including their relationships with staff, social engagement, and food enjoyment. QOL is less frequently studied than quality of care, which is an equally important long-term care quality measurement. To understand facility predictors of QOL, this study examined a broad range of facility factors and found that facilities that invested in more activity staff and registered nurse (RN) hours had higher QOL scores over time than facilities with fewer activity staff and/or RN hours. "Health News - Staffing is key to predicting nursing home quality of life: