MEDILODGE OF LIVINGSTON

Nursing Home Inspector

3003 W GRAND RIVER
HOWELL, MI 48843
Livingston County
Phone: 517-546-4210
Provider Number: 235330
Last Inspection: 04/20/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 139
Number of Residents: 72
Beds Available: 67
Percent Occupancy: 52%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
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

 

63

Facility
30

County
31

MI
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

63

2017
42

2016
57

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

4/20/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others. Pattern : Immediate 6 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 
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. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 
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 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: 1) Review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Have a detailed, written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather, and missing residents. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/2/2017
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/2/2017
 

3/10/2016 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/19/2016
 
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 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/19/2016
 
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 5/17/2016
 
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Widespread : Minimal 5 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/19/2016
 
Failed To: 1) Review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/19/2016
 

2/13/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/10/2015
 
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 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Provide residents with private access to a telephone. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/10/2015
 
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Minimal 3 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Widespread : Potential 4 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Widespread : Minimal 5 3/10/2015
 
Failed To: Make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests. Pattern : Minimal 4 3/10/2015
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

9/14/2017 Investigation

 
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 9/20/2017
 

8/17/2017 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Honor a residents' rights as a residents of the nursing home, free of coercion and reprisal, and as citizens or residents of the United States. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/21/2017
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 8/21/2017
 
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/21/2017
 

5/17/2017 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/20/2017
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/20/2017
 

1/24/2017 Investigation

 
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 2/17/2017
 

12/1/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 12/13/2016
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 12/13/2016
 

6/2/2016 Investigation

 
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 6/2/2016
 

5/19/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 6/9/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 6/9/2016
 

5/10/2016 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 : Actual 4 6/9/2016
 
Failed To: Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/9/2016
 

4/26/2016 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 5/16/2016
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/16/2016
 

4/21/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Protect each resident from mistreatment, neglect and misappropriation of personal property. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/2/2016
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Widespread : Minimal 5 4/15/2016
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Widespread : Minimal 5 4/15/2016
 

1/14/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/3/2016
 
Failed To: Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/3/2016
 

11/9/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2015
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2015
 

9/4/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 11/17/2015
 
Failed To: Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/17/2015
 

8/18/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/9/2015
 

5/15/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/16/2015
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/4/2015
 

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg MI State Avg
Number of Residents 72 72.67 85.64
Registered Nurses 1.49 2.32 0.89
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.72 0.59 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.98 2.70 2.54
Total Staff Hours 5.19 5.61 4.27

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% MI State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 11 6 5
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 66 90 92
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 84 91 92
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 4 3 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 1 2 2
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 7 6 7
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 30 25 22
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 11 9 12
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 5 10 6
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 28 19 17
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 20 11 14
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 5 2 2
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 0 2 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 52 42 50
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 23 84 80
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 28 12 11
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 63 68 71
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 12 3 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 13 13 16
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 31 83 79
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 36 20 21
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 62 56