Inspection Results » Ahava Healthcare of Alabaster

  1. Health Inspection on January 16, 2019 [1]

    1. Widespread: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Ensure nurse aides have the skills they need to care for residents, and give nurse aides education in dementia care and abuse prevention. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
      • Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
      • Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies and develop corrective plans of action. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
      • Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. (Corrected 2019-03-18)
    2. Isolated: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
      • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
      • Honor the resident's right to be treated with respect and dignity and to retain and use personal possessions. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
      • Ensure necessary information is communicated to the resident, and receiving health care provider at the time of a planned discharge. (Corrected 2019-01-25)
    3. Pattern: No actual harm with potential for minimal harm
      • Post nurse staffing information every day. (Corrected 2019-01-25)

To be part of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, nursing homes have to meet certain requirements set by Congress. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has entered into an agreement with state governments to do health inspections and fire safety inspections of these nursing homes and investigate complaints about nursing home care. [2]

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