Valley Stream Rehabilitation And Healthcare Ctr

94 Summer Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Worcester County
Phone: 978-343-3530
Provider Number: 225227
Last Inspection: 05/07/2015

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
87
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
61
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
26
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
70%
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
  • 23
  • 15
  • 11
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 23
  • 18
  • 12
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

5/7/2015 Inspection

 
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 6/15/2015
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 6/15/2015
Failed To: Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/15/2015
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/15/2015
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/15/2015
Failed To: Provide at least one room set aside to use as a resident dining room and for activities, that is a good size, with good lighting, air flow and furniture. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/15/2015
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/15/2015
 

6/19/2014 Inspection

 
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 8/13/2014
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/13/2014
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/13/2014
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 8/13/2014
Failed To: Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/13/2014
 

8/2/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Review or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health. Pattern : Potential 3 9/16/2013
Failed To: Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/16/2013
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 9/16/2013


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

1/5/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Isolated : Actual 4 1/29/2016
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Actual 4 1/29/2016
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 1/29/2016
 

9/16/2015 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 10/9/2015
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Actual 4 10/9/2015

 

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 61 101.91 98.56
Registered Nurses 0.77 0.87 0.93
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.89 0.85 0.80
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.09 2.39 2.35
Total Staff Hours 3.75 4.11 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 6 5 4
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 1 3 3
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 9 4 3
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 12 6 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 14 19 19
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 5 6 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 9 5 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 0 2 3
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 1 1
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 24 14 15
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 0 2 2
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 1 4 4
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 57 55 52
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 1 2 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 23 19 17
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 49 19 17
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 43 15 14
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 0 1 1