BUCKTAIL MEDICAL CENTER

Nursing Home Inspector

1001 PINE STREET
RENOVO, PA 17764
Clinton County
Phone: 570-923-1000
Provider Number: 395448
Last Inspection: 10/13/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 43
Number of Residents: 36
Beds Available: 7
Percent Occupancy: 84%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Both
Ownership: Non profit - Corporation
Within Hospital?: YES

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

 

7

Facility
34

County
23

PA
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

7

2017
31

2016
11

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

10/13/2017 Inspection

 
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 . Pattern : Minimal 4 10/25/2017
 
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/25/2017
 

9/9/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/26/2016
 
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 10/26/2016
 
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 10/26/2016
 
Failed To: Review or revise the resident's care plan after any major change in physical or mental health. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/26/2016
 
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/26/2016
 
Failed To: At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Isolated : Minimal 3 10/26/2016
 
Failed To: Provide proof that residents' personal money that is deposited with the nursing home is secure. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/26/2016
 
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/26/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 10/26/2016
 

10/1/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 10/21/2015
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 10/21/2015
 
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 10/21/2015
 

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 PA State Avg
Number of Residents 36 83.00 110.03
Registered Nurses 0.72 0.59 0.94
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 1.00 1.00 0.85
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.35 2.23 2.26
Total Staff Hours 4.07 3.82 4.05

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% PA State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 6 4 5
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 97 94
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 100 99 95
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 5 4 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 0 0 2
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 7 7 7
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 36 27 22
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 19 19 15
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 5 6 6
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 0 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 27 21 20
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 13 14 15
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 3 3 1
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 9 6 3
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 37 52 56
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 97 83
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 25 7 10
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 100 63 64
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 0 1 1