Life Care Center of East Ridge

 (423) 894-1254

Life Care Center of East Ridge is a 130-bed Medicare-certified nursing home, with an overall rating of 1 (out of 5) stars. There have been 10 deficiencies found over the course of 2 inspections since 08/13/2012.

1500 FINCHER AVENUE, East Ridge, TN, 37412
Summary
overall rating
1 out of 5 stars
beds130
occupancy76.9% (100 of 130)
address1500 FINCHER AVENUE
East Ridge, TN, 37412
categoryMedicare and Medicaid
ownershipFor profit - Corporation
resident/family council?BOTH
focus facility?NO
 (423) 894-1254
Ratings
Health Inspections
1 out of 5 stars
Nurse Staffing
3 out of 5 stars
RN Only
4 out of 5 stars
Quality Measures
2 out of 5 stars
Complaints
DateDate FixedComplaint
10/18/201111/09/2011Resident Rights Deficiencies
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
10/18/201111/09/2011Quality Care Deficiencies
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
10/18/201111/09/2011Quality Care Deficiencies
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident.
10/18/201111/09/2011Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
10/18/201111/09/2011Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
10/18/201111/09/2011Administration Deficiencies
Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident.
10/18/201111/09/2011Administration Deficiencies
Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
10/18/201111/09/2011Administration Deficiencies
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
07/25/201208/09/2012Environmental Deficiencies
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
02/10/201003/08/2010Quality Care Deficiencies
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Deficiencies
DateDate FixedDeficiency
08/15/201209/11/2012Mistreatment Deficiencies
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
08/15/201209/11/2012Resident Rights Deficiencies
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
08/15/201209/11/2012Resident Rights Deficiencies
Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change.
08/15/201209/11/2012Quality Care Deficiencies
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
08/15/201209/11/2012Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
08/15/201209/11/2012Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
08/15/201209/11/2012Environmental Deficiencies
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
08/15/201209/11/2012Administration Deficiencies
Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
08/13/201209/11/2012Vertical Openings Deficiencies
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts.
08/13/201209/11/2012Hazardous Area Deficiencies
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.