According to a recent report, patients' lives at Life Care Center Post Falls were at risk. Reports state that the care was inadequate, and the corrective action was sporadic. An Idaho Department of Health and Welfare report describes some of the violations. The investigation, dated November 8, 2019, mostly covers a three month period, from August 2019 to November 2019.
In one instance, on November 1 2019, a patient was “actively dying and receiving hospice services.” The patient's family received a call that night, at 9:30pm to say “he took a turn for the worse.” However, hospice notes, reviewed by state investigators, later found that he was dead several hours before that call was made and “there was not documentation in Resident #180's record the facility notified his primary care physician of his death.”
Another investigation showed that the facility did not have proper incontinence briefs for a patient, and to fix the issue, staff at Life Care Center taped two incontinence briefs together.
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