Cannon House, a 120-bed retirement home and assisted living center in the Central District, has received its fifth citation this year for substandard care. In this most recent admonishment, they’ve incurred a $9,200 fine for 92 patient care violations.
The news comes from Public Data Ferret, which reports that “earlier this year barred from admitting new residents until it straightens things out. Its administrator was ordered by the state to either retake training classes or hire a management mentor to help improve performance. The state also required Cannon House to hire a registered nurse to develop and implement a plan to better monitor resident health and ensure appropriate medication, care and planning are provided.”
The recent violations are related to “medication, monitoring, care planning:”
The 92 patient care violations were outlined in a September 13 letter which also spelled out the required corrections.
Thirty-two times Cannon House staff failed to give residents scheduled doses of medication, and 49 times patients were not weighed when required, resulting in a 23-pound gain for one with congestive heart failure, according to the state notice. Five times the facility didn’t “identify, update or address” individual health care plans for a resident whose health conditions were undergoing change, and until six days after it was reported by a doctor and resident, a room was left untreated for bed bug infestation.
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