AUBURN NURSING HOME

Nursing Home Inspector

85 THORNTON AVENUE
AUBURN, NY 13021
Cayuga County
Phone: 315-253-7351
Provider Number: 335004
Last Inspection: 08/10/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 92
Number of Residents: 83
Beds Available: 9
Percent Occupancy: 90%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Both
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

 

43

Facility
21

County
14

NY
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

43

2017
37

2016
43

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

8/10/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 
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 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Provide food in a way that meets a resident's needs. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 
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 10/9/2017
 
Failed To: Make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/9/2017
 

4/29/2016 Inspection

 
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 6/28/2016
 
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 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/19/2016
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Provide residents with private access to a telephone. Pattern : Potential 3 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/20/2016
 
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/28/2016
 
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 6/28/2016
 
Failed To: Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/18/2016
 

3/16/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/29/2015
 
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
 
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 4/28/2015
 
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 4/28/2015
 
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
 
Failed To: Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
 
Failed To: Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/29/2015
 
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/6/2015
 
Failed To: Employ or obtain outside professional resources to provide services in the nursing home when the facility does not employ a qualified professional to furnish a required service. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/6/2015
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
 
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 4/28/2015
 
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/29/2015
 
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/29/2015
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

1/9/2017 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 : Minimal 3 2/3/2017
 

11/4/2016 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. Pattern : Minimal 4 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
 

12/14/2015 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 12/21/2015
 

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg NY State Avg
Number of Residents 83 111.00 167.28
Registered Nurses 0.76 0.68 0.74
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.23 1.06 0.84
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.17 2.26 2.30
Total Staff Hours 4.16 4.00 3.88

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% NY State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 6 6 6
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 85 90 95
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 88 93 96
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 2 2 2
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 4 3 8
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 8 6 6
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 19 15 15
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 16 10 13
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 1 3 3
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 9 17 16
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 17 15 13
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 2 1 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 1 2 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 64 56 50
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 53 71 81
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 14 10 9
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 60 68 68
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 5 1 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 3 7 9
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 70 75 82
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 22 24 21
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 42 45 48
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 0 0