Information & Ratings on Complete Care at Linwood, Linwood, New Jersey
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Linwood and Atlantic County, New Jersey.
The 174-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
201 New Road And Central Ave
Linwood, New Jersey 08221
Complete Care at Linwood
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Complete Care at Linwood offers other services. The services include diagnostic testing, wound care, pulmonary care, psychology services, orthopedic rehab, and comprehensive therapies.
New Jersey and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed a monetary fine of $5525 against Complete Care at Linwood on June 23, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received nine formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the New Jersey Division of Aging Website.Linwood New Jersey Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New Jersey and the federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date May 30, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 30, 2018
According to investigators, the nursing home “failed to provide treatment to all wounds, treat existing wounds with coverage that promote healing, and to follow Physician’s orders.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff involved three residents “with pressure ulcers.”
A surveyor witnessed a resident with two Stage IV (life-threatening) pressure ulcers and smaller opened areas receiving pressure ulcer treatment by a Registered Nurse (RN). A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was present in the room and stated to the surveyor that the nursing staff used wedges and other devices to eliminate pressure on the pressure ulcers and followed a ‘turning and repositioning’ schedule. However, “there was no posting inside the resident’s closet” of the turning schedule as required.
While the Registered Nurse performed treatment on the two-stage IV pressure wounds, the nurse said there were no treatments for the smaller areas. The survey team asked for the plan to treat the four small areas on the resident’s right buttocks. In response, the RN “stated she would have to call the resident’s Physician to obtain a treatment order.”
The nursing home “failed to provide a safe and hazard free environment for two of four nursing units. This deficient practice was identified when a surveyor “observed that the door to the restroom on the North Star Unit was unlocked. The surveyor also observed that there was a key attached to a small piece of wood on the handrail to the right of the restroom door. The small piece of wood had ‘North Wing Only’ written on it.”
The surveyor entered the restroom and observed that “there was no emergency call light system available. The surveyor also observed the unlocked restroom and the key on the same day at multiple times and the following day when the restroom door “was unlocked.”
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