Nursing Homes by State
BRITTHAVEN OF HAMLET NC
BRITTHAVEN OF HAMLET NC DEFICIENCY REPORT
|Nursing Home Deficiency Report current as of November 25, 2009|
|Date||Deficiency||Scope||Level of Harm|
|09/15/2010||corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|09/15/2010||construction that can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|09/15/2010||an approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|09/15/2010||posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or did not provide ashtrays where smoking was allowed.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|09/15/2010||heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|09/15/2010||proper medical gas storage and administration areas.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/25/2010||Tell each resident who can get Medicaid benefits about 1) which items and services Medicaid covers and which the resident must pay for; or 2) how to apply for Medicaid, along with the names and addresses of State groups that can help.||Pattern||Potential for minimal harm|
|08/11/2009||proper backup exit lighting.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/11/2009||weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|07/09/2009||Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|07/09/2009||Make sure that the nursing home area is free of dangers that cause accidents.||Isolated||Actual harm|
|08/05/2008||a two-hour-resistant firewall in common walls.||Widespread||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||approved construction type or materials.||Pattern||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||construction that can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||portable fire extinguishers.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.||Widespread||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|08/05/2008||properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.||Pattern||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|06/26/2008||Make sure that residents with reduced range of motion get proper treatment and services to increase range of motion.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|06/26/2008||1) Provide 3 meals daily at regular times; or 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours after dinner; or 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.||Pattern||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
|06/26/2008||Properly mark drugs and other similar products.||Isolated||Minimal harm or potential for actual harm|
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Where does this data come from?
The data on this website describes nursing home characteristics, quality measures, inspection results, and nursing staff information.
The data come from 2 sources:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have an Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting (OSCAR) database - Includes the nursing home characteristics and health deficiencies issued during the three most recent state inspections and recent complaint investigations.
The survey inspection results are collected by the state survey agencies, who perform onsite visits to nursing homes . The inspections occur at least once during a 15-month period, or any time in between as a result of a complaint received by the state. The inspections ensure that the nursing home residents receive quality care and services in a safe and comfortable environment in accordance with rules established by CMS. Complaints may be reported and inspected during the year (outside of the 9-15 month survey cycle). Inspections about a complaint that result in the citation of a health deficiency are reported to CMS and included in this website. Sometimes the inspection finds a problem that the nursing home identified and corrected before the inspection occurred. The fact and the nature of these prior problems (deficiencies) may be included in this website.
The information on the nursing homes' characteristics derived from OSCAR are prepared by each nursing home at the beginning of the regular State inspection. This information is reported by the nursing homes themselves. It is reviewed by nursing home inspectors, but not formally audited to ensure data accuracy. In addition, this information changes frequently as residents are discharged and admitted, or resident conditions change.
National database known as the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Repository
The data for the quality measures come from the MDS Repository. The MDS is collected on regular intervals for every resident in a Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing home. Information is collected on the resident's health, physical functioning, mental status, and general well-being. These data are used by the nursing home to access the needs and develop a plan of care unique to each resident.
Regulations require that a MDS assessment be performed at admission, quarterly, annually, and whenever the resident experiences a significant change in status. For residents in a Medicare Part A stay, the MDS is also used to determine the Medicare reimbursement rate. These assessments are performed on the 5th, 14th, 30th, 60th and 90th day of admission.
All of this data is reported by the nursing homes themselves. It is reviewed by nursing home inspectors, but not formally audited to ensure that it is accurate. Every attempt is made to assure the accuracy and timeliness of this information. However, this information changes frequently as residents are discharged and admitted, or resident conditions change. We advise interpreting this information cautiously and supplementing it with information from the Ombudsman's office, the State Survey Agency, or other sources.
Some MDS items used to calculate the quality measures consider the resident's condition during previous days prior to the assessment date. The following table provides these "observation" or "look back" time frames.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse:
- Unexplained injuries or bruises
- Over or under medication
- Visible cuts, bruises, or welts
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Dehydration, malnutrition, and bedsores
- Unsanitary living conditions
- Broken bones
- Sudden death