NOTRE DAME LONG TERM CARE CENTER

Nursing Home Inspector

559 PLANTATION STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01605
Worcester County
Phone: 508-852-3011
Provider Number: 225577
Last Inspection: 10/17/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 123
Number of Residents: 120
Beds Available: 3
Percent Occupancy: 98%
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

 

19

Facility
16

County
16

MA
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

19

2017
24

2016
0

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

10/17/2017 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 11/3/2017
 
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/3/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/3/2017
 
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 11/3/2017
 
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/3/2017
 
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/3/2017
 

10/5/2016 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 11/19/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/19/2016
 
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/19/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 11/19/2016
 
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/19/2016
 
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/19/2016
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/19/2016
 

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 MA State Avg
Number of Residents 120 99.96 96.79
Registered Nurses 0.68 0.88 0.89
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.19 1.00 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.90 2.37 2.30
Total Staff Hours 4.77 4.25 4.03

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% MA State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 3 4 4
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 97 93 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 5 3 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 9 3 2
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 4 5 5
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 16 22 20
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 18 18 18
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 3 5 4
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 12 16 18
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 13 14 14
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 1 1 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 1 3 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 70 58 54
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 77 76 79
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 9 13 11
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 38 57 60
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 0 1 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 12 17 14
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 84 80 82
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 15 23 22
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 67 57 56
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 1 0