UPMC NORTHWEST TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT

Nursing Home Inspector

100 FAIRFIELD DRIVE
SENECA, PA 16346
Venango County
Phone: 814-678-4642
Provider Number: 395966
Last Inspection: 05/11/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 16
Number of Residents: 10
Beds Available: 6
Percent Occupancy: 63%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare
Types of Councils: Resident
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

 

37

Facility
15

County
23

PA
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

37

2017
3

2016
9

2015

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

5/11/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. Widespread : Minimal 5 6/16/2017
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 6/9/2017
 
Failed To: Have enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home. Widespread : Minimal 5 6/9/2017
 
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 6/16/2017
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/16/2017
 
Failed To: Make sure that all required doctor visits are made personally. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/16/2017
 
Failed To: Allow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection. Widespread : Potential 4 6/2/2017
 
Failed To: Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action. Widespread : Minimal 5 6/16/2017
 
Failed To: Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/9/2017
 

7/8/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/12/2016
 

5/14/2015 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 6/26/2015
 
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 6/26/2015
 
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/26/2015
 

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 10 79.60 110.03
Registered Nurses 4.43 1.43 0.94
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 2.44 1.30 0.85
Certified Nursing Assistants 1.78 2.19 2.26
Total Staff Hours 8.64 4.91 4.05

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% PA State Avg%
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 99 3 5
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 11 99 94
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 65 98 95
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 1 4 3
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 26 12 2
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 98 6 7
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 21 18 22
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 66 13 15
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 1 4 6