Resident Complaints » Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center

  1. Health Inspection on December 16, 2016 [1]

    1. Isolated: Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
    2. Widespread: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
    3. Pattern: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
    4. Isolated: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Assure that each residentÂ’s assessment is updated at least once every 3 months. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Put firmly secured handrails on each side of hallways. (Corrected 2017-01-31)
      • Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. (Corrected 2017-01-31)

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References

  1. http://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/About/Health-Inspections.html