Spirit Of Mercy Skilled Nursing Center

746 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18501
Lackawanna County
Phone: 570-348-7553
Provider Number: 395930
Last Inspection: 01/23/2014

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
22
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
19
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
3
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
86%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
None
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
  • PA
  • USA
  • 31
  • 27
  • 16
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 31
  • 27
  • 35
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

1/23/2014 Inspection

 
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. Pattern : Potential 3 3/17/2014
Failed To: Ensure the activities program is directed by a qualified professional. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/17/2014
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 3/17/2014
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 3/17/2014
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/17/2014
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/17/2014
Failed To: Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/17/2014
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/17/2014
 

3/8/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 5/7/2013
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/7/2013
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/7/2013
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/7/2013
Failed To: Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/7/2013
Failed To: Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/7/2013
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 5/7/2013
 

2/8/2012 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/23/2012
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 3/23/2012
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/23/2012
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/23/2012
Failed To: Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/23/2012
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 3/23/2012
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/23/2012
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/23/2012
Failed To: Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/23/2012


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

10/24/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Keep complete, dated laboratory records in the resident's file. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 unknown
 

7/30/2014 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 9/22/2014
 

1/13/2012 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/23/2012
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/23/2012

 

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 19 110.47 113.88
Registered Nurses 1.56 0.81 0.94
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 2.11 0.87 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.68 2.13 2.22
Total Staff Hours 5.35 3.81 3.99

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% PA State Avg%
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 1 4 5
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 30 3 3
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 12 4 3
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 6 6 7
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 16 18