Altoona Center For Nursing Care

1020 Green Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Blair County
Phone: 814-946-2700
Provider Number: 395985
Last Inspection: 03/05/2015

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
120
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
110
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
10
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
92%
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
  • 16
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 16
  • 3
  • 6
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

3/5/2015 Inspection

 
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 : Minimal 3 4/27/2015
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 4/27/2015
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 4/27/2015
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/27/2015
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/27/2015
 

2/21/2014 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 4/4/2014
 

3/14/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 4/26/2013
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/26/2013


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

11/7/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/30/2015
 

7/3/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/27/2015
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 7/27/2015
 

5/13/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
 

1/8/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. 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 110 132.90 112.58
Registered Nurses 0.63 0.68 0.94
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.93 0.93 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.52 2.34 2.23
Total Staff Hours 3.08 3.95 4.02

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 4 4 5
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 2 3 3
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 1 5 3
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 15 8 7
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 12 15 16
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 4 11 8
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 3 5 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 1 2 4
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 0 0
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 15 16 15
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 5 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 8 6 4
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 54 54 56
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 3 1 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 2 17 18
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 6 16 17
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 8 13 16
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 1 1