MAINE VETERANS HOME - BANGOR

Nursing Home Inspector

44 HOGAN RD
BANGOR, ME 04401
Penobscot County
Phone: 207-942-2333
Provider Number: 205185
Last Inspection: 05/11/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 120
Number of Residents: 96
Beds Available: 24
Percent Occupancy: 80%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Both
Ownership: Non 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

 

10

Facility
11

County
8

ME
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

10

2017
11

2016
11

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

5/11/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/11/2017
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 6/11/2017
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/11/2017
 

4/7/2016 Inspection

 
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 : Minimal 4 5/26/2016
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 5/26/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/26/2016
 

5/1/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents. Isolated : Actual 4 5/15/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Actual 4 5/15/2015
 
Failed To: Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/15/2015
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

3/17/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 3/31/2015
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/31/2015
 

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg ME State Avg
Number of Residents 96 58.85 60.22
Registered Nurses 1.57 0.87 1.05
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.40 0.44 0.48
Certified Nursing Assistants 3.31 2.71 2.97
Total Staff Hours 5.28 4.02 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 7 4 4
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 99 94 92
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 96 96 95
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 4 4 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 1 7 8
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 10 8 8
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 14 17 18
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 11 19 17
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 5 8 9
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 24 21 22
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 14 14 13
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 6 4 5
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 55 54 61
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 87 81 79
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 10 11 13
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 67 75 71
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 0 1 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 17 18 21
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 71 83 81
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 24 20 18
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 53 58 59
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 1 1 0