ELMHURST HEALTHCARE (THE)

Nursing Home Inspector

743 MAIN STREET
MELROSE, MA 02176
Middlesex County
Phone: 781-662-7500
Provider Number: 225659
Last Inspection: 05/17/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 45
Number of Residents: 21
Beds Available: 24
Percent Occupancy: 47%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare
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

 

8

Facility
15

County
16

MA
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

8

2017
7

2016
6

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

5/17/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/1/2017
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 7/1/2017
 

5/20/2016 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 6/9/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/9/2016
 

3/2/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/13/2015
 
Failed To: 1) Receive registry verification that a nurse aide has met the required training and skills that the State requires; and 2) ensure nurse aides receive the required retraining after 24 months if nursing related services were not provided for monetary compe Isolated : Minimal 3 3/13/2015
 

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 MA State Avg
Number of Residents 21 94.05 96.79
Registered Nurses 2.60 0.87 0.89
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.70 0.87 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.88 2.27 2.30
Total Staff Hours 6.18 4.01 4.03

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% MA State Avg%
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 83 4 4
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 93 92 92
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 14 95 95
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 63 3 3
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 0 2 2
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 3 6 5
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 86 18 20
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 26 18 18
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 60 4 4
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 0 0