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Pheasant Wood Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 99-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Peterborough and Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
50 Pheasant Road
Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Pheasant Wood Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pheasant Wood Center 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 of New Hampshire and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
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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Peterborough New Hampshire Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the New Hampshire Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date December 7, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to notify the resident’s Physician and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health or a decline in the medical condition for three residents.” In one case, a resident’s “triggered for a significant weight loss of -10.7% in one month.” A review of the resident’s quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealed a significant weight loss.”
The survey team interviewed the Center Nurse Executive, who confirmed that the resident’s “primary care physician was not notified of the significant weight loss.” The staff member reviewed the resident’s medical record and “confirmed that there should have been documentation of the medical record that the Physician was notified of the resident significant weight loss and there was no documentation.”
The survey team observed the resident eating lunch while “grimacing and pointing to [their] mouth area while eating when asked if it was painful.”
A review of the resident’s dental examination that occurred two months earlier revealed “that the patient allowed an exam today and that several teeth need to be extracted and that several teeth are in very poor shape. The only option would be to extract all the upper teeth. The resident is very difficult to communicate with.”
However, a review of the resident’s medical records “revealed no documentation of notification to the Durable Power of Attorney for Health to have the procedure completed.” The facility Unit Manager confirmed that the resident’s Durable Power of Attorney “should have been notified of the resident’s need for dental work.”
A review of a second resident’s weight records revealed that on November 6, 2018, weight was recorded at 115 pounds.” However, nine days later, the weight was recorded at 104.2 pounds and the next recorded weight on November 26, 2018, was 99 pounds, respectively.” Further review of the resident’s weight record “revealed the weight on November 15, 2018, which was 104.2 pounds was 10.8 pounds less and the weight on November 6, 2018, which was 115 pounds.”
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