Information & Ratings on Tomah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tomah, Wisconsin
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
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This long-term care facility is a 74-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Tomah and Monroe County, Wisconsin. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1505 Butts Ave
Tomah, Wisconsin 54660
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Tomah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes dietary services, recreational activities, short-term rehab, and extended nursing care.
Wisconsin and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Tomah Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $42,705 fine on February 22, 2018, and a $33,696 fine on May 11, 2017, for a total of $76,401.
The nursing home also received seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Residential Care Website.
The state of Wisconsin 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 one out of five stars, including one 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 Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #F580 date February 22, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date February 22, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to immediately inform the resident, consult with the resident’s Physician, and notify, consistent with his or her authority, the resident’s representatives when there is a significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status.”
The investigation involved a review of a resident’s “medical record that showed the facility identified an open area to her buttocks on December 7, 2017; and did not attempt to consult the Physician until December 10, 2017, with a fax.” The facility “did not ensure the family was updated when [the resident’s] lab was discontinued and when reordered, the facility did not update with results.”
The resident experienced a significant weight loss of 38.2 pounds over six months which calculates to a 21.36% weight loss for the year. Once the weight loss was discovered, “the facility failed to update the Physician and family of the significant weight loss. The Physician was not consulted when [the resident] had a significant weight loss.”
The nursing home “did not provide an environment which residents were free from neglect (failure to provide goods and services to a resident that are necessary to avoid physical harm, pain, mental anguish or emotional stress) or verbal, mental and physical abuse.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff “prevent residents from reaching their highest practicable level of physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being in resulted in psychosocial harm (embarrassment, humiliation, degradation) and pain for [four residents].”
In one case, the resident “indicated that she has had to wait for [forty-five minutes] to be assisted to the bathroom, causing her to be incontinent.” The resident indicated that “she has reported allegations of abuse and neglect to management and other staff and is now afraid of retribution if she brings up concerns.”
The resident stated that “it makes me feel like crap like I was not worth anything. It bothers the hell out of me and other people. It is like they are degrading us.” The resident indicated that “she is wet her pants waiting for assistance and stated this used to embarrass her.”
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