UINTAH HEALTH CARE SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT

Nursing Home Inspector

510 SOUTH 500 WEST
VERNAL, UT 84078
Uintah County
Phone: 435-781-3500
Provider Number: 465092
Last Inspection: 04/26/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 110
Number of Residents: 57
Beds Available: 53
Percent Occupancy: 52%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Resident
Ownership: Government - County
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

 

24

Facility
24

County
29

UT
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

24

2017
18

2016
29

2014

Medicare Ratings

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

 

Details by Inspection Date

4/26/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/9/2017
 
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/9/2017
 
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 6/9/2017
 
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. Pattern : Minimal 4 6/9/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/9/2017
 
Failed To: Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/9/2017
 
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Isolated : Minimal 3 6/9/2017
 

1/6/2016 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/19/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/19/2016
 
Failed To: Make sure that special or therapeutic diets are ordered by the attending doctor. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/19/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/19/2016
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/19/2016
 

11/20/2014 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 . Isolated : Minimal 3 1/5/2015
 
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/5/2015
 
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 1/5/2015
 
Failed To: Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/5/2015
 
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/5/2015
 
Failed To: Provide special eating equipment and utensils for each resident who needs them. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/5/2015
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/5/2015
 
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 1/5/2015
 

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 UT State Avg
Number of Residents 57 57.00 54.00
Registered Nurses 1.33 1.33 1.35
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.69 0.69 0.58
Certified Nursing Assistants 3.44 3.44 2.62
Total Staff Hours 5.47 5.47 4.55

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% UT State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 2 2 5
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 100 96
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 98 98 94
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 0 0 3
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 1 1 7
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 1 1 5
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 32 32 28
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 39 39 16
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 13 13 9
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 2 2 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 21 21 17
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 18 18 13
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 1 1 2
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 3 3 4
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 64 64 48
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 97 97 90
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 8 8 11
of short-stay residents who made improvements in function 70 70 62
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 4 4 1
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 27 27 16
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 98 98 87
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 9 9 15
of short-stay residents who were successfully discharged to the community 73 73 64
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 1 1 0