Nursing Home With Pressure Sore Issue Passes After Four Inspections
The Inter-Faith Care Center is ecstatic that they got some excellent news. After four revisits by inspectors since the initial inspection failure in August 2012, the care center has now passed.
Knowing that it is important that the community knows that the battle has been won, they are happy to announce this victory. After failing a number of points, during their nursing home inspection, which were relatively minor, its Medicaid and Medicare payments were threatened. They had to pass this inspection in order to keep those payments intact.
While many of the issues were corrected rather quickly, the facility director said that Inter-Faith was cited for documentation issues, such as the documentation needed for the pressure ulcers of one patient to ensure proper treatment. Since then, the nursing home updated their policies to ensure information relevant to patient care is not missed. In addition to updating these policies, the facility had a wound-certified RN come into the facility and train their staff for a week so that they know how to properly treat specific types of wounds.
On January 30, the facility released a statement that the Minnesota Department of Health completed their fourth inspection. The announcement said that the cited deficiencies had been corrected, which meant the termination of Medicaid and Medicare payments would not occur on February 2nd. The announcement further stated that the nursing team worked to improve the many issues and that they are proud to have the Wound Care program in place. It was a difficult challenge for the staff, the families, the residents, and the facility’s board, but overcoming the deficiencies has made the facility a better one.