Inspection Results » Iron Co Medical Care Facility

  1. Health Inspection on August 11, 2017 [1]

    1. Widespread: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
    2. Pattern: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
    3. Isolated: No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy
      • Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • 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 2017-09-13)
      • Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. (Corrected 2017-09-13)
      • 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 2017-09-13)
      • 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 2017-09-13)
      • Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. (Corrected 2017-09-13)

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