EL DORADO, AR – A local nursing home has been cited for abuse and neglect by a federal agency.

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has taken the action against Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center, LLC.

Here is a partial list of findings after an inspection in January:
Based on observation, record review, and interview, the facility failed to ensure adequate supervision was provided to prevent injury to a resident during staff assisted transfers.

This failed practice resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy which caused or could have caused serious harm, injury or death for resident who fell from the mechanical lift while being transferred, sustaining a laceration to the back of the head.

An LPN was asked if the CNA’s who were hired over a year ago or within the past 6 months were trained in using the lift and demonstrated knowledge of using the mechanical lift. She stated, No, I can’t say that they were.

CNA #1 stated, I’ve worked here for 8-9 months. I was not here the day that the resident fell. When asked if she had training to use the mechanical lift, she stated: No.

Click here to read the full HHS report.

The group Nursing Homes Abuse Advocate (NHAA) posted the report on its website (click here).