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Deer Lodge Nursing Home
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Deer Lodge Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 60-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Deer Lodge and Powell County, Montana. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1100 Texas Ave
Deer Lodge, Montana 59722
Deer Lodge Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Deer Lodge Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $721,513 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Montana and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Deer Lodge Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $62,891 fine on September 20, 2018, a massive $319,036 fine on September 14, 2017, and another massive $339,586 fine on February 02, 2017, for a total of $721,513.
The nursing home received thirty-one complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Montana Protective and Legal Services Website.
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Deer Lodge Montana Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Montana and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation #F309 date February 2, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide timely interventions for pain and distress [and] failed to provide appropriate and timely skin treatments, causing skin conditions to decline [and become infected].”
It was also determined that the facility “failed to assess signs and symptoms [of a medical condition] and pneumonia that led to the hospitalization and death [of a resident] and failed to timely manage pain for [a second resident].”
The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Progress Note that showed the resident “had a change of condition. Upon awakening this morning, the resident had a very large swelling on the left side of her neck. The area was firm, tender, and warm to touch.” It was noted that there was some gurgling in the resident’s throat when talking.
The nursing team had concerns that the infection to the neck and medical conditions “in the right leg had not been noted [before] by the facility staff.” A subsequent Progress Note indicated that the resident had been admitted to a hospital. A notation showed that the facility had failed to identify pneumonia in both lungs and other medical conditions.
The resident was treated in the ER, left the hospital and returned to the facility with “two days left of the IV antibiotics and five days left of two different oral antibiotics.” A follow-up Progress Note indicated that when the resident was back the nursing home, there were “no lung assessments, although the resident had pneumonia. The nursing staff had not monitored her status for the illness.”
A Late Entry Note revealed that the resident’s health had declined, and the resident expired after being found “minimally responsive by the nursing home with oxygen saturation levels in the mid-40s” where saturation levels below the 70s are considered critical. During an interview with the resident’s Guardian, it was revealed that the resident had “passed away in the hospital” after being transferred from the nursing facility during an emergency.
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