BIG ELM RETIREMENT AND NURSING CENTERS

Nursing Home Inspector

1285 WEST A STREET
KANNAPOLIS, NC 28081
Rowan County
Phone: 704-932-0000
Provider Number: 345342
Last Inspection: 04/06/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 50
Number of Residents: 40
Beds Available: 10
Percent Occupancy: 80%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Resident
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

 

0

Facility
15

County
14

NC
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

0

2017
14

2016
14

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

4/28/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/26/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/26/2016
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/26/2016
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/26/2016
 

5/22/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Isolated : Immediate 5 6/22/2015
 
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/22/2015
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/22/2015
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/22/2015
 

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 NC State Avg
Number of Residents 40 82.20 84.96
Registered Nurses 1.24 0.65 0.72
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.97 0.75 0.87
Certified Nursing Assistants 3.13 2.42 2.33
Total Staff Hours 5.33 3.82 3.91

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% NC State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 6 5 7
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 93 93
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 97 94 93
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 5 4 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 9 8 2
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 4 7 8
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 26 31 29
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 6 12 13
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 2 6 6
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 25 26 23
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 13 19 18
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 0 1 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 8 5 4
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 72 61 55
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 93 82 83
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 7 12 13
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 58 63 64
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 0 1 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 6 15 14
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 94 82 81
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 21 20 20
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 49 48 55
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 0 0