Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces, NM has been identified by Medicare as a “special focus facility” and is in danger of losing its certification status with CMS

The Scenario

Sagecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Las Cruces, NM has been identified by Medicare as a “special focus facility” and is in danger of losing its certification status with CMS. You have been hired as a consultant to evaluate and improve this facility. Based on what you have learned about long term care services, policies and regulations, you are to prepare a brief report that provides recommendations for improvement.

Use the web to find pertinent information with which to guide your recommendations. Some important resources may include:

· Nursing Home Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

· State of New Mexico Nursing Home Regulations: http://www.hpm.umn.edu/nhregsplus/NHRegs_by_State/New%20Mexico/NM%20Complete%20Regs.pdf

· CMS.gov – Nursing Homes: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/provider-enrollment-and-certification/certificationandcomplianc/nhs.html

· Federal Nursing Home Regulations and State Laws: http://www.nursinghomealert.com/federal-nursing-home-regulations-and-state-laws

· Facility website (http://www.sagecrestrehabilitation.com/). IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT contact the site directly. This is a learning exercise. Since you are not actual consultants, contacting the facility directly would be inappropriate. 

In your report, include the following:

  • Summary of identified problems
  • Relevant policy that guides nursing home practice
  • Prioritized list of recommendations
  • Suggested action plan for implementing changes

Your report should be 3-4 pages in length, page length does not include the title page, tables, graphs, charts, pictures or reference page.. The paper should be double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides. Format, in-text citations and references should adhere to APA format. 

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