Inspection Results » Rensselaer Care Center

  1. Health Inspection on March 17, 2017 [1]

    1. Pattern: 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 2017-04-16)
      • Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
    2. Isolated: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • 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 2017-04-16)
      • Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. (Corrected 2017-04-16)
      • 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 2017-04-16)
      • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. (Corrected 2017-04-16)

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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References

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