GOODWATER HEALTHCARE CENTER

Nursing Home Inspector

16 JONES HILL ROAD
GOODWATER, AL 35072
Coosa County
Phone: 256-839-6711
Provider Number: 015204
Last Inspection: 02/16/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 72
Number of Residents: 63
Beds Available: 9
Percent Occupancy: 88%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Resident
Ownership: For profit - Individual
Within Hospital?: NO

About State Inspection Deficiencies

Nursing Homes that are Medicare and/or Medicaid certified are licensed by the state and are required to comply with rigid standards enforced by regular facility inspections and extensive evaluations.

The state inspection deficiencies provided here are accounts reported by state inspectors of every discrepancy found where the home failed to meet the minimum standards set forth by state and federal regulations. If a home does not show any deficiencies, it has met the minimum standards required.

Please note: 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.


Deficiency Ratings

Our nursing home inspector tool compares the severity of deficiences rather than the number of deficiences. We calculate the severity of each deficiency using the formula:

Severity Rating = Scope + Level of Harm.

Deficiency Rating= Sum of ALL Severity Ratings

Severity Scope Level of Harm
2 1-Isolated 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 2-Pattern 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 1-Isolated 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 3-Widespread 1-Potential for minimal harm
4 2-Pattern 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 1-Isolated 3-Actual harm
5 3-Widespread 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
5 2-Pattern 3-Actual harm
5 1-Isolated 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
6 3-Widespread 3-Actual harm
6 2-Pattern 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
7 3-Widespread 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety

Deficiency Ratings
By Region

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

21

Facility
21

County
14

AL
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

21

2017
10

2016
13

2014

Medicare Ratings

Overall Rating: Overall Rating
Health Rating: Health Rating
Staff Rating: Staff Rating
Quality Rating: Quality Rating

 

Details by Inspection Date

2/16/2017 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 3/23/2017
 
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/23/2017
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/23/2017
 
Failed To: Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Widespread : Potential 4 3/23/2017
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/23/2017
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/23/2017
 

1/28/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/26/2016
 
Failed To: Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Widespread : Potential 4 2/26/2016
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/26/2016
 

12/18/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Properly hold, secure, and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/22/2015
 
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/22/2015
 
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 1/22/2015
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/22/2015
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

No Complaint Deficiencies Reported

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg AL State Avg
Number of Residents 63 63.00 98.51
Registered Nurses 0.48 0.48 0.70
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.80 0.80 0.97
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.84 2.84 2.60
Total Staff Hours 4.12 4.12 4.28

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% AL State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 7 7 5
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 97 97 93
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 99 99 93
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 3 3 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 0 0 1
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 8 8 8
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 17 17 29
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 18 18 18
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 5 5 5
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 5 5 15
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 11 11 12
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 1 1 2
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 4 4 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 20 20 42
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 88 88 83
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 6 6 11
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 3 Not Available   61
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 7 3 2
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 87 7 12
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 13 87 80
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 13 21