Thursday, February 19, 2009

Alden Wentworth Fined for Failure to Treat Bedsores

Alden Wentworth Rehab and Healthcare Center
201 West 69th Street, Chicago
Fined- September 12, 2008
Alden Wentworth Rehab and Healthcare Center was fined $10,000 for failure to follow the facility’s Policy and Procedure for the Treatment and Prevention of Skin Breakdown.
Based on observation, staff interviews and clinical record, it was determined that staff failed to asses a resident for the development of bedsores, neglected to report a significant change for the worse in condition of the bedsores, and then implemented a plan of treatment without the consultation of the treating physician. An order signed by the physician turned out to have been forged by a nurse at the facility. The resident’s feet were eventually so badly damaged that she was sent to the hospital for treatment.

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