Avalon Care Center - Sonora

19929 Greenley Road
Sonora, CA 95370
Tuolumne County
Phone: 209-533-2500
Provider Number: 555736
Last Inspection: 10/23/2015

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
210
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
195
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
15
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
93%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Resident
Type of Ownership
Type of Ownership
For profit - Corporation
Within a Hospital?
Within Hospital?
NO

State Inspection Deficiencies About State Inspection Deficiencies

Findings in these inspections do not present a complete picture of the quality of care provided. Information in this database should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources, as well as a visit to the nursing home. We suggest you use our Nursing Home Checklist to help evaluate the nursing homes you plan to visit.


Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Region


  • Facility
  • County
  • CA
  • USA
  • 23
  • 13
  • 31
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 23
  • 17
  • 21
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

10/23/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/7/2015
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/7/2015
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/7/2015
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/7/2015
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/7/2015
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/7/2015
Failed To: Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/7/2015
 

12/5/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Assess in a timely manner the resident when the resident enters the nursing home. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/12/2015
Failed To: Completely assess the resident at least every twelve months. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/12/2015
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/12/2015
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/12/2015
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/12/2015
 

11/22/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/19/2013
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/19/2013
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 12/19/2013
Failed To: At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/19/2013
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/19/2013


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

 

9/9/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/18/2015
 

6/1/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/7/2015
 

4/8/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/22/2015
 

1/13/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/6/2015
 

1/12/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/2/2015
 

12/1/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/12/2014
 

11/12/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 12/22/2014
 

11/10/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Tell the resident or the resident’s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident’s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/26/2014
 

9/24/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/31/2014
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 10/31/2014
 

7/7/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Protect each resident from mistreatment, neglect and misappropriation of personal property. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/16/2014
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/16/2014
 

6/25/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/7/2014
 

4/24/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/6/2014
 

10/30/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give or get emergency care by a doctor 24 hours a day. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/15/2013
 

10/8/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Isolated : Actual 4 11/14/2013
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/14/2013
 

8/3/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/28/2013
 

4/3/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/27/2013

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg CA State Avg
Number of Residents 195 131.00 84.73
Registered Nurses 1.01 1.12 0.87
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.58 0.46 0.98
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.36 2.31 2.61
Total Staff Hours 3.94 3.90 4.46

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% CA State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 2 2 6
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 4 3 1
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 11 11 1
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 8 7 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 11 12 13
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 8 10 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 2 1 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 6 3 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 1 1 1
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 24 18 11
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 3 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 5 7 3
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 42 37 44
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 0 0 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 19 26 12
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 10 13 18
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 10 5 18
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 0 0