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Residential Care Citations – December 2017

The Indiana State Board of Health conducted five surveys in the month of December.  Of those, three (60%) were found to be deficiency free.  There was a total of 34 residential tags citations with 6 of them being offense tags. 

The following are the offensive tags:
O52(3 times) – Residents’ Rights Offense for failure to ensure rights to be free from sexual abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, corporal punishment, neglect, and involuntary seclusion.

241(2 times) – Health Services Offense for failure to ensure the administration of medications and the provision of residential nursing care as ordered by the resident’s physician and supervised by a licensed nurse on the premises or on call.

406(1 time) – Infection Control Offense for failure to establish and maintain an infection control practice designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment and t help prevent the development and transmission of diseases and infection. 

The following are residential citations for December:
117(4 times) – Personnel Deficiency for failure to ensure staff was sufficient in number, qualifications, and training in accordance with applicable state laws and rules to meet the twenty-four (24) hour scheduled and unscheduled needs of the residents and services provided.

273(4 times) –  Food and Nutritional Services Deficiency for failure to ensure all food preparation and serving areas (excluding areas in residents’ units) maintained in accordance with state and local sanitation and safe food handling standards including 410 IAC 7-24.

217(3 times) – Evaluation Deficiency for failure to ensure that following completion of an evaluation, the facility, using appropriately trained staff members, identified and documented the services to be provided by the facility. 

240(3 times) – Health Services Deficiency for failure to ensure personal care and assistance with activities of daily living were provided based upon individual needs and preferences. 

036(2 times) – Residents’ Rights Deficiency for failure to immediately consult the resident’s physician and the resident’s legal representative when the facility has noticed: a significant decline in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychological status; or a need to alter treatment significantly, that is a need to discontinue an existing form of treatment due to adverse consequences or to commence a new form of treatment.  

 If you have questions or would like a walk through to prepare you for survey, email ldavenport@ihca.org .