Golden Livingcenter-Scranton

824 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510
Lackawanna County
Phone: 570-346-5704
Provider Number: 395273
Last Inspection: 10/24/2014

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
139
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
107
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
32
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
77%
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

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Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Region


  • Facility
  • County
  • PA
  • USA
  • 65
  • 26
  • 16
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 65
  • 27
  • 38
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

10/24/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give the resident's representative the ability to exercise the resident's rights. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/17/2014
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/17/2014
Failed To: Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/17/2014
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 12/17/2014
Failed To: Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/9/2015
Failed To: 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/9/2015
Failed To: Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/9/2015
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/17/2014
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/9/2015
Failed To: Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/17/2014
Failed To: Make sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/17/2014
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/17/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/17/2014
Failed To: Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/9/2015
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/17/2014
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/17/2014
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/9/2015
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Actual 4 12/17/2014
 

11/1/2013 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/18/2013
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/18/2013
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/18/2013
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 12/18/2013
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/18/2013
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/18/2013
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/18/2013
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 12/18/2013
 

12/20/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/8/2013
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 2/8/2013
Failed To: Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Pattern : Potential 3 2/8/2013
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 2/8/2013
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 2/8/2013
Failed To: 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/8/2013
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 2/8/2013
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. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/8/2013
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/8/2013
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/8/2013
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/8/2013


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

9/16/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 unknown
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
 

3/11/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/21/2014
 

5/7/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Potential 3 unknown
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 unknown

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg PA State Avg
Number of Residents 107 110.32 113.82
Registered Nurses 0.51 0.81 0.94
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.84 0.88 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.77 2.13 2.22
Total Staff Hours 3.12 3.81 4.00

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% PA State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 9 4 5
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 0 2 3
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 2 4 3
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 10 6 7
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 21 15 18
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 7 5 7
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 37 3 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 66 16 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 1 0 0
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 17 14 15
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 4 4 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 3 4 4
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 35 51 56
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 3 2 2
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 13 16 18
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 71 9 16
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 77 16 15
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 0 0