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Elm Wood Center at Claremont Nursing Home
This facility is a 68-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Claremont and Sullivan County, New Hampshire. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
290 Hanover Street
Claremont, New Hampshire 03743
Elm Wood Center at Claremont Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Elm Wood Center at Claremont 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Website.
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Claremont New Hampshire Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the New Hampshire Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All the Resident’s Needs with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured – citation #F279 date July 26, 2017
- Failure to Make Sure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date September 22, 2016
The facility “failed to develop comprehensive care plans for two residents in a standard survey.” One resident had “returned from having a feeding tube placed on June 12, 2017, at the hospital.” Their Medication Administration Record revealed that the resident’s diet was “nothing by mouth” as of June 12, 2017.”
The resident’s Care Plan revealed that the resident exhibited or “is at risk for dehydration as evidenced by insufficient intake/tube feeding” dated June 13, 2017, the day following the procedure. Interventions include offering the resident “small amounts of fluids frequently. Offer/encourage fluids of choice.”
The nursing team was to focus on the resident exhibiting or being at risk for impaired swallowing related to their condition. The resident was a to remain at a 90° upright position when out of bed or when swallowing food and drink. The nursing staff was to encourage the resident “to consume all fluids during meals” even though their prescribed diet was “nothing by mouth.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “care plans were not abated/changed with placement of the feeding tube and diet order changed to ‘nothing by mouth.’” A review of the resident’s Care Plan revealed that “there was not a [change in the] Care Plan initiated.” This failure to follow established protocols was confirmed by the Director of Nursing.
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the glucometer testing solution bottles (both high and low ranges) utilized on all three nursing units to test the accuracy of each of the glucometers in the building were labeled with the date of opening.”
The surveyors observed the facility’s blood glucose testing equipment and noted that “none of the bottles of the Evencare G2 control solutions (both high control and low control) were dated with the date of opening. The dates on the openings were found on the boxes containing the bottles but not on the bottles themselves” to ensure they had not expired.
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