Saint Albans Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center

596 Sheldon Road
Saint Albans, VT 05478
Franklin County
Phone: 802-524-6534
Provider Number: 475021
Last Inspection: 03/12/2014

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
115
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
80
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
35
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
70%
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
  • VT
  • USA
  • 12
  • 16
  • 14
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 12
  • 6
  • 24
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

3/12/2014 Inspection

 
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 : Minimal 3  
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/10/2014
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/10/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3  
 

5/1/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 5/28/2013
Failed To: Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/28/2013
 

5/16/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 6/12/2012
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/12/2012
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/12/2012
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/12/2012
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 6/12/2012
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Widespread : Minimal 5 6/12/2012
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/13/2012


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

10/6/2014 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 11/7/2014
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/6/2014
 

5/28/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Allow residents to have visitors. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
 

1/14/2014 Investigation

 
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 unknown
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Make sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required. Pattern : Potential 3 unknown
 

12/30/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide timely notification to the resident before transfer or discharge. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Tell the resident or the resident’s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident’s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave. Pattern : Minimal 4 unknown
 

8/21/2013 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Pattern : Potential 3 unknown
 

2/6/2013 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 3/22/2013
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 3/22/2013
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/22/2013
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/22/2013
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/22/2013
Failed To: Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/22/2013
 

12/28/2012 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 1/28/2013
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/28/2013
 

10/3/2012 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 11/9/2012
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 11/9/2012
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/9/2012
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/9/2012
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/9/2012
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/9/2012
 

9/12/2012 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. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
Failed To: Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being. Pattern : Minimal 4 unknown
Failed To: Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Widespread : Potential 4 unknown
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 unknown
 

4/13/2012 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Isolated : Actual 4 5/13/2012
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/13/2012

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg VT State Avg
Number of Residents 80 54.00 72.57
Registered Nurses 0.49 1.05 0.97
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.30 0.94 0.77
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.10 2.89 2.55
Total Staff Hours 3.89 4.88 4.29

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% VT State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 10 6 4
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 10 6 4
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 11 9 12
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 11 5 7
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 32 24 18
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 5 3 10
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 2 5 6
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 1 5 7
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 0 0
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 26 21 19
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 2 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 6 5 5
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 44 62 50
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 3 2 2
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 23 19 22
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 16 28 20
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 9 24 17
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 2 1 0