Windsor Garden Nursing Home Still Troubled by Poor Patient Care
Despite efforts to improve quality of care for patients, Golden Hill-based Windsor Gardens nursing home still does not meet "many health requirements," according to a new report by state licensing surveyors, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The new report comes after state investigators last fall were "shocked" by the poor quality of care at the nursing home. At that time, inspectors fined the facility after documenting more than 120 "instances of poor care." State officials conducted an unannounced "follow-up" inspection in January and again found some "deficiencies," including a failure to maintain "accurate notes, physicians' orders and medication records for some patients." In addition, inspectors found that Windsor Gardens staff failed to properly treat patients' bedsores and urinary tract infections. Because of the latest deficiencies, the state has recommended that HCFA order another inspection in several weeks. Donna Loza, supervisor for the San Diego Division of Licensing and Certification, said that "[p]oor quality of care continues to jeopardize" Windsor Gardens' Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursements. Windsor Gardens has until April 11 to "fully comply" with state regulations or lose reimbursement, according to DHS spokesperson Lea Brooks. In addition, the state attorney general's office said that it is "investigating whether to pursue criminal charges" against Windsor Gardens (Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/15).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.