Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Regal Health Center Fined for Failing to Correct Problems with Pressure Sores

Fined- September 2, 2008
Regal Health and Rehab Center was fined $100,000 for failure to address the Plan of Correction after the March 2008 violation.
As before, surveyors determined that the facility failed to accurately assess and document all pressure sores, failed to consult with a physician regarding sores, and failed to treat observed pressure sores.
As a result, one resident was hospitalized with uncontrollable bleeding from a pressure sore wound, and another resident developed 10 pressure sores during his time in the facility and was hospitalized with a diagnosis of sepsis. A third resident died from a pressure sore that led to sepsis. A fourth resident was admitted to the facility with no wounds. Within three months, she acquired four pressure sores that became worse until she was hospitalized with dehydration and failure to thrive.

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