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Seaford Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 124-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Seaford and Sussex County, Delaware. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1100 Norman Eskridge Highway
Seaford, Delaware 19973
Seaford Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Seaford 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.
Fined $39,991 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Delaware and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Seaford Center Nursing Home for $39,991 on May 23, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 23, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Delaware Adult Protective Services Website.
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Seaford Delaware Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Delaware and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date May 23, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 23, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide services that met professional standards of quality.” A review of the resident’s clinical record indicated that at 4:00 PM on July 20, 2018, the resident “in his room, slid out of the wheelchair onto the floor” in an unwitnessed fall.
The nursing staff assessed the resident and lifted the resident using a Hoyer into bed. A witness statement by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) documented that the CNA had placed at pillow underneath the resident’s head “until the licensed nurse assessed the resident.”
However, the Director of Nursing reviewed the CNA’s written statement and confirmed that when the resident “was found on the floor, the expectation was immobilization of the resident until an assessment by a licensed nurse was completed, thus, a pillow should not been placed underneath his head [before] the assessment being completed to rule out spinal cord injury.”
The Director of Nursing also verbalized that “the facility did not have a written expectation related to the appropriate care to be provided after a fall.” It was determined that “the facility failed to provide care and services that met professional standards of quality when the facility failed to consider a head or neck injury after [the resident’s] unwitnessed fall and lack of clinical assessment.”
The facility “failed to ensure the environment was free of accident hazards and the facility failed to ensure post-fall assessments were conducted [to] ensure the root cause of falls could be determined and approaches initiated to prevent additional falls or injury.”
Additionally, the facility “failed to provide transfer assistance according to the Plan of Care.” Also, the bathroom in a resident’s room “had a loose grab bar.” The documentation from May 15, 2018, at 7:25 PM noted that the resident had transported themselves to the bathroom and “fell in the entrance of the bathroom door. The resident was assessed, and Hoyer lifted onto the bed.”
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