MERCED BEHAVIORAL CENTER

Nursing Home Inspector

1255 B STREET
MERCED, CA 95340
Merced County
Phone: 209-723-8814
Provider Number: 05A147
Last Inspection: 08/11/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 96
Number of Residents: 95
Beds Available: 1
Percent Occupancy: 99%
Insurance Accepted: Medicaid
Types of Councils: Resident
Ownership: For profit - Corporation
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

 

0

Facility
7

County
32

CA
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

0

2017
6

2016
19

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

6/3/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/17/2016
 
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/17/2016
 

6/5/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/10/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/10/2015
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/10/2015
 
Failed To: Provide bedrooms that don't allow residents to see each other when privacy is needed. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/10/2015
 
Failed To: Make sure each resident has 1) at least one window to the outside in a room; 2) a room at or above ground level; 3) adequate bedding; 4) furniture that meets the resident's needs; or 5) adequate closet space. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/10/2015
 
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 7/10/2015
 

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 CA State Avg
Number of Residents 95 55.09 84.47
Registered Nurses 0.21 0.49 0.81
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.53 0.78 1.06
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.83 2.32 2.59
Total Staff Hours 2.57 3.58 4.46

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% CA State Avg%
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 5 5
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 98 99 96
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 1 97 95
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 0 2 1
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 2 2 0
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 19 7 5
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 0 26 19
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 8 11
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 1 6 3
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 1 0 0
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 0 19 15
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 1 15 10
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 0 1 2
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 2 2
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 0 39 44
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 96 94 86
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 16 11