Inspection Results » Antelope Valley Care Center

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

    1. 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 2016-10-16)
      • Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
    2. Pattern: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
    3. Isolated: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • 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 2016-10-16)
      • Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Have a detailed, written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather, and missing residents. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Tell the resident or the residentÂ’s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the residentÂ’s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Provide food in a way that meets a resident's needs. (Corrected 2016-10-16)
      • Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. (Corrected 2016-10-16)

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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