Inspection Results » 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)

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