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Walnut Hill Care Center

Inspection Results

Inspection Summary
Walnut Hill Care Center has been cited for 78 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data (Tip: Surveys happen throughout the year and you may want to check with the location to see if there is more recent data available). There are 229 nursing homes in Connecticut with a total of 6868 deficiencies resulting in an average of 29.99 deficiencies per nursing home.

Date of Survey Date of Correction Deficiency
2014-04-30 2014-06-11 Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
2014-04-30 2014-06-11 Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
2014-04-30 2014-06-11 Encode each resident’s assessment data and transmit these data to the State within 7 days of assessment.
2014-10-23 2014-12-04 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.
2014-10-23 2014-12-04 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
2014-10-23 2014-12-04 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2014-10-23 2014-12-04 1) Review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews.
2013-05-14 2013-06-18 Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
2013-05-14 2013-06-18 Maintain 15 months of resident assessments in the resident's active clinical record.
2013-05-14 2013-06-18 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
2013-05-14 2013-06-18 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 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.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Dispose of garbage and refuse properly.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2013-11-12 2013-12-24 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
2012-12-18 2013-01-10 Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents.
2012-06-26 2012-06-26 Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
2012-06-26 2012-06-26 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.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Provide resident groups or resident family groups with private space to meet.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Listen to the resident groups and act on their complaints and suggestions that affect resident care and life.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2012-06-26 2012-06-26 Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Establish a governing body that is legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies for managing and operating the facility and appoints a properly licensed administrator responsible for managing the facility
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Choose a doctor to serve as the medical director to create resident care policies and coordinate medical care in the facility.
2012-06-26 2012-07-12 Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Properly hold, secure, and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Upon the death of a resident, convey the resident’s personal funds and an accounting of those funds to the appropriate party.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Provide proof that residents' personal money that is deposited with the nursing home is secure.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 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.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 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.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 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.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 1) Protect current or future residents from giving up their Medicaid or Medicare benefits; or 2) follow federal rules for admissions.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
2012-11-30 2013-01-04 Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
2014-11-17 2014-11-17 Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
2014-11-17 2015-02-16 Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
2014-11-17 2014-11-18 An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
2014-11-17 2015-02-16 Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
2014-11-17 2015-02-16 Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
2014-11-17 2015-02-16 Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
2014-11-17 2015-02-16 Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Properly constructed linen or trash chutes.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen.
2013-11-05 2014-01-31 Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
2012-11-30 2013-01-31 Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
2012-11-30 2013-01-31 Properly protected cooking facilities.
2012-11-30 2013-01-31 Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
2012-11-30 2013-01-31 Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen.
2012-11-30 2013-01-31 Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.

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