LITCHFIELD WOODS HEALTH CARE C

Nursing Home Inspector

255 ROBERTS ST
TORRINGTON, CT 06790
Litchfield County
Phone: 860-489-5801
Provider Number: 075319
Last Inspection: 06/22/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 160
Number of Residents: 150
Beds Available: 10
Percent Occupancy: 94%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Both
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

 

23

Facility
15

County
18

CT
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

23

2017
17

2016
28

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

6/22/2017 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 7/25/2017
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/25/2017
 
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 7/25/2017
 
Failed To: Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/25/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/25/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Actual 4 7/25/2017
 
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 7/25/2017
 

7/21/2016 Inspection

 
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 : Actual 4 7/28/2016
 
Failed To: Provide or obtain dental services for each resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/9/2016
 
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 8/9/2016
 
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/9/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/9/2016
 

6/11/2015 Inspection

 
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 7/17/2015
 
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 7/17/2015
 
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/17/2015
 
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 7/17/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/17/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/17/2015
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/17/2015
 
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/17/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 7/17/2015
 

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 CT State Avg
Number of Residents 150 83.93 101.88
Registered Nurses 0.66 0.91 0.87
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.79 0.71 0.76
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.27 2.35 2.40
Total Staff Hours 3.72 3.98 4.04

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% CT State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 2 3 4
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 97 96 94
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 98 95 95
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 5 2 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 0 1 1
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 11 5 6
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 20 30 21
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 21 18 16
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 11 5 4
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 24 19 18
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 13 15 15
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 2 0 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 4 3 2
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 37 42 45
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 92 87 81
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 11 12 11
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 70 68 67
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 2 0 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 19 15 13
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 91 84 80
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 17 18 20
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 67 61 59
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 1 1 0