MAINE VETERANS HOME - CARIBOU

Nursing Home Inspector

163 VAN BUREN RD SUITE 2
CARIBOU, ME 04736
Aroostook County
Phone: 207-498-6074
Provider Number: 205151
Last Inspection: 11/16/2016

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 40
Number of Residents: 36
Beds Available: 4
Percent Occupancy: 90%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Both
Ownership: Non profit - Other
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

 

6

Facility
6

County
8

ME
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

6

2016
0

2015
7

2014

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

11/16/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/28/2016
 
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 11/28/2016
 

12/4/2014 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/20/2014
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/20/2014
 

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 ME State Avg
Number of Residents 36 48.20 60.22
Registered Nurses 1.85 1.34 1.05
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.00 0.27 0.48
Certified Nursing Assistants 3.98 3.60 2.97
Total Staff Hours 5.83 5.22 4.50

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% ME State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 1 5 4
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 97 98 92
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 100 97 95
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 1 4 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 10 10 8
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 4 6 8
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 16 16 18
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 10 19 17
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 11 11 9
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 23 24 22
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 9 13 13
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 0 0 2
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 5 5 5
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 65 54 61
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 97 90 79
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 17 11 13
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 76 73 71
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 3 2 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 17 27 21
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 94 92 81
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 21 14 18
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 58 59