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Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 64-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Centreville and Saint Joseph County, Michigan. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
441 E Main St
Centreville, Michigan 48032
Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community
In addition to providing around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Fairview Nursing and Rehab Community offers professional nursing and medical care services, IV therapy, tracheostomy care, wound care, pain management, hospice, palliative care, and dementia care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Michigan routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Fairview Nursing and Rehab Community Center siding substandard care. These penalties include at a $7150 fine on November 21, 2017, a $22,654 fine on April 5, 2017, and a $22,654 fine on April 5, 2017, for a total of $34,492.
Also, the facility received eighteen formally filed complaints and self-reported three significant issues that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Centreville Michigan Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Michigan Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four 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 October 18, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 18, 2018
The investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure that care for multiple pressure ulcers was completed and documented according to current standards of practice.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in “the potential for failure to heal an infection.”
The investigative team interviewed the resident on October 16, 2018 “in his room. His feet were open to the air and heavily coated with Vaseline. The dressing on his left lateral calf was saturated with dark brown and green drainage, as well as the pillow under the cath. Dressings on his left arm were bloody.”
“The resident said that “the dressing on his left calf had not been changed since Saturday (October 12, 2018). The Interim Director of Nursing and another nurse changed the dressing. When the old dressing was removed, the wound smelled foul. No date could be seen on the old dressing to indicate the date the dressing was changed.”
The investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) a few minutes later who stated that “she was sure she had changed the dressing but forgot to document it in the Treatment Administration Record.”
The LPN also recalled that the resident “would pick off his dressing and scratch at them although he denied this, and [the resident] denied that he refused the dressing change. The only reason the dressing on his lower legs and feet were intact was because he could not reach them. When asked if this was documented in the Progress Notes or plan of care, the LPN said they were not.”
The facility “failed to provide adequate supervision or assistive devices to prevent falls for [two residents] reviewed for falls.” The deficient practice resulted “in a fall with major injury (fracture) and continued falls for [one resident] and continued falls with minor injuries for [another resident].”
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