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Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 119-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Rexburg and Madison County, Idaho. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
660 South Second Street West
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center 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 $6,633 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Idaho and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center for $6,633 on October 12, 2018, citing substandard care. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Idaho Commission on Aging Website.
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Rexburg Idaho Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Idaho and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date October 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed – citation #F695 date October 12, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to meet residents’ needs. This [failure] was true for two residents reviewed for falls.”
In a separate case, another resident “was harmed when he sustained a burn requiring wound treatment, and this failure created the potential for harm when [two other resident’s] experienced multiple falls.”
The burn event involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who had “two or more falls since admission and before assessment.” A review of the resident’s Change in Condition Evaluation dated August 1, 2018, documents that the resident “became agitated after spilling coffee. His left thigh had a 22.0 x 24.0 cm area of slight redness with mild pain. No blistering was noted.
However, the resident “experienced acute burning pain.” The CNA stated that this resident “had spilled coffee in the past.” A review of the Incident and Accident Report from that day at 5:00 PM documented that the resident “was sitting in the recliner near the nurse’s station drinking a cup of coffee and he fell asleep. The coffee spilled on him, causing a red, painful area on the upper, in her left thigh.”
The resident and the staff were “educated regarding hot drinks. The staff was educated that he should not be given hot coffee to make sure the coffee was cooled, and to provide a protective cover on his lap when he drinks.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents receive respiratory care as ordered by the Physician. This [failure was true for one resident] reviewed for oxygen therapy.
Documentation from October 10, 2018, at 4:10 PM and 4:49 PM, involved the observation of the resident “in his wheelchair in the Day Room, watching a favorite TV show. His portable oxygen tank was on, set to 2 liters per minute, and is nasal cannula was in his lap.”
At that time, the resident said, “he was angry. The MDS Coordinator discussed a snack with [the resident], and she did not attempt to place the nasal cannula in his nose.” An unidentified staff member also spoke with the resident “while the MDS Coordinator set up the table tray, and neither staff members attempted to place the nasal cannula in [the resident’s] nose.”
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