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North Valley Nursing Center

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Nursing Homes California Tujunga North Valley Nursing Center

North Valley Nursing Center has been cited for a total of 116 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 1191 nursing homes in California with a total of 65,103 deficiencies resulting in an average of 54.66 deficiencies per nursing home.



The following table describes how deficiencies are scored. An easy way to remember the severity of a deficiency's scope is that the further along in the alphabet (A through L) the scope value is, the more severe the deficiency is.
Additionally, A through F means no actual harm has happened.

Table describing the severity and scope of deficiencies


Deficiency Cited, Scope, and Date of Correction
Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-15-2018

Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

The resident has the right to receive notices in a format and a language he or she understands.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Allow residents to easily view the nursing home's survey results and communicate with advocate agencies.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Honor the resident's right to voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal and the facility must establish a grievance policy and make prompt efforts to resolve grievances.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide appropriate care for a resident to maintain and/or improve range of motion (ROM), limited ROM and/or mobility, unless a decline is for a medical reason.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide safe, appropriate dialysis care/services for a resident who requires such services.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Ensure that nurses and nurse aides have the appropriate competencies to care for every resident in a way that maximizes each resident's well being.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide the appropriate treatment and services to a resident who displays or is diagnosed with dementia.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Ensure a licensed pharmacist perform a monthly drug regimen review, including the medical chart, following irregularity reporting guidelines in developed policies and procedures.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Arrange for the provision of hospice services or assist the resident in transferring to a facility that will arrange for the provision of hospice services.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
Not Listed

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-02-2018

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.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-03-2017

Give specialized rehabilitative services that are medically necessary by qualified personnel, when ordered by a doctor.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-29-2016

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-29-2016

Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Assess in a timely manner the resident when the resident enters the nursing home.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Ensure that residents receive proper treatment and assistive devices to maintain their vision and hearing.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

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.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

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.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
Not Listed

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Quickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Keep complete, dated laboratory records in the resident's file.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Have a detailed, written plan for disasters and emergencies, such as fire, severe weather, and missing residents.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
04-18-2016

Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-19-2015

Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-19-2015

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.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-06-2015

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-06-2015

Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Scope:
J
Corrected:
10-19-2015

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-19-2015

Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-19-2015

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-19-2015

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
10-19-2015

Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Address patient/client population and determine types of services needed.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Include a process for Emergency Preparedness collaboration.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Develop Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Address subsistence needs for staff and patients.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish procedures for tracking staff and patients during an emergency.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish policies and procedures including evacuation.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish policies and procedures for sheltering.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish policies and procedures for volunteers.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Develop a communication plan.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Provide primary/alternate means for communication.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Provide family notifications of emergency plan.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish emergency prep training and testing.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Conduct testing and exercise requirements.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Implement emergency and standby power systems.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Properly install and monitor supervisory attachments on automatic sprinkler systems.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-13-2015

Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-25-2015

Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
09-24-2015

An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-28-2015

Conduct risk assessment and an All-Hazards approach.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Address patient/client population and determine types of services needed.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Include a process for Emergency Preparedness collaboration.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Develop Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Address subsistence needs for staff and patients.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish procedures for tracking staff and patients during an emergency.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish policies and procedures including evacuation.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish policies and procedures for sheltering.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish policies and procedures for volunteers.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Develop a communication plan.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Provide primary/alternate means for communication.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Provide family notifications of emergency plan.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Establish emergency prep training and testing.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Conduct testing and exercise requirements.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Implement emergency and standby power systems.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-19-2018

Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Properly install and monitor supervisory attachments on automatic sprinkler systems.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-13-2017

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-13-2015

Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-25-2015

Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
09-24-2015

An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-28-2015



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