Sweet Brook Of Williamstown Rehabilitation & N Ctr

1561 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
Berkshire County
Phone: 413-458-8127
Provider Number: 225189
Last Inspection: 10/19/2015

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
184
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
116
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
68
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
63%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Both
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
  • MA
  • USA
  • 29
  • 12
  • 11
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 29
  • 23
  • 15
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

10/19/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Assess in a timely manner the resident when the resident enters the nursing home. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Review or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Assure that each resident’s assessment is updated at least once every 3 months. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 11/13/2015
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/13/2015
 

8/21/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/24/2014
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/24/2014
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/24/2014
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/24/2014
Failed To: Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing. Widespread : Potential 4 10/24/2014
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/24/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/24/2014
 

7/24/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/16/2013
Failed To: Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/16/2013
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 8/16/2013
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Widespread : Minimal 5 8/16/2013


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

1/12/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Actual 4 2/15/2016
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Actual 4 2/15/2016
 

4/1/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide care for each resident in a way that maintains or improves their quality of life. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/23/2015
 

3/25/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Actual 4 3/25/2015
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Actual 4 3/25/2015
 

2/3/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/6/2015
 

6/30/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/25/2014
 

12/18/2013 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 1/31/2014
 

6/12/2013 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 8/6/2013

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg MA State Avg
Number of Residents 116 97.53 98.56
Registered Nurses 0.40 0.90 0.93
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.45 0.86 0.80
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.82 2.23 2.35
Total Staff Hours 3.68 4.00 4.08

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% MA State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 4 3 4
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 6 3 3
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 7 4 3
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 10 5 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 33 24 19
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 4 5 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 1 1 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 8 2 3
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 1 3 1
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 22 15 15
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 2 3 2
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 4 2 4
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 44 38 52
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 2 1 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 16 8 17
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 8 8 17
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 7 8 14
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 0 1