MILTON – The state Department of Health has determined a Northumberland County long-term care facility had provided proper treatment COVID-19 infected resident who died.
The Milton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center was notified by a letter Wednesday from Kevin Fowler, a manager in the nursing care facilities division.
The center had requested a review of a Health Department report that stated it failed to ensure a female resident received adequate hydration to maintain electrolyte balance.
Fowler’s letter states following a review the deficiency, based on a survey and interviews completed Aug. 26, has been deleted and revised report will be issued.
The deficiency was based on these findings in the report:
The center’s hydration guideline did not address a resident who was unwilling or unable to consume food or fluids by mouth in an amount to maintain hydration status.
There is no evidence the facility discussed specific end-of-life care wishes with