Northridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation

2501 John Ashley Drive North Little Rock, 72114

Northridge
Below Average
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Northridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation is a facility in North Little Rock, AR. According to investigations conducted by Medicare between 4/1/2014 and 3/31/2015, the facility had 13 health deficiencies when the average number of health deficiencies in Arkansas is 6.2 and the average number of health deficiencies in the United States is 6.8.

Immediate Jeopardy

  • 3 immediate jeopardy deficiencies were cited by Medicare on February 26, 2015. One resident was found with bruising of an unknown origin around both eyes. The facility failed to thoroughly investigate the injury and failed to immediately report the suspicious bruising to the administrator, the Office of Long Term Care, and the local police authorities in accordance with state law.
  • 4 immediate jeopardy deficiencies were cited by Medicare on September 29, 2012. For one resident the facility failed to ensure labs were drawn as ordered to monitor anticoagulant therapy, which led to hospitalization. The facility failed to ensure that medications to relieve pain were administered according to the physician’s plan of care for two other residents. Additionally, the facility failed to ensure that another resident received the full amount of IV antibiotic as ordered by physician.

Minimal Harm or Potential for Actual Harm

  • Deficiencies cited by Medicare on August 8, 2014 and November 9, 2012 for failure to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
  • Deficiencies cited by Medicare on October 29, 2014; June 27, 2014; May 17, 2013; and November 9, 2012 for failure to make sure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
  • Deficiencies cited by Medicare on August 8, 2014; October 29, 2014; November 9, 2012; and September 29, 2012 for failure to keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
  • Deficiencies cited by Medicare on December 21, 2012 and November 9, 2012 for failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
  • Deficiency cited by Medicare on May 17, 2013 for failure to 1) hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of residents.
  • Deficiencies cited by Medicare on November 19, 2013; February 28, 2013; November 9, 2012; and May 17, 2012 for failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
  • Deficiencies cited by Medicare on August 8, 2014; November 1, 2013; November 9, 2012; September 29, 2012; and April 25, 2012 for failure to have a program that investigates, controls, and keeps infection from spreading.

Fines / Penalties

Received a fine of $27,041 and Medicare denied payment on 9/29/2012 related to its deficient health care practices.

Other Deficiencies

  • A high percent of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain (22.7%) compared to the Arkansas average (17.4%) and the national average (18.3%).
  • A high percent of long-stay high-risk residents with pressure ulcers (6.8%) compared to the Arkansas average (5.7%) and the national average (5.9%).