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Highlands Health Care Center, The

Inspection Results

Inspection Summary
Highlands Health Care Center, The has been cited for 42 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
2014-06-18 2014-07-25 Protect each resident from mistreatment, neglect and misappropriation of personal property.
2014-06-18 2014-07-25 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
2014-06-18 2014-07-25 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
2014-06-18 2014-07-25 Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
2014-03-06 2014-03-21 Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
2014-02-06 2014-03-20 Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
2014-02-06 2014-03-20 Coordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program for mentally-ill and mentally-retarded patients.
2014-02-06 2014-03-20 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
2014-02-06 2014-03-20 Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
2014-02-06 2014-03-20 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
2014-02-06 2014-03-20 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2014-01-28 2014-03-11 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.
2014-01-28 2014-03-11 Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
2014-01-28 2014-03-11 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
2014-01-28 2014-03-11 Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 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.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 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.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Provide at least one room set aside to use as a resident dining room and for activities, that is a good size, with good lighting, air flow and furniture.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 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.
2013-03-05 2013-04-16 Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
2012-01-31 2012-03-09 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
2014-02-06 2014-04-01 An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
2013-02-28 2013-04-16 Proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
2013-02-28 2013-04-16 Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
2013-02-28 2013-04-16 Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
2012-01-18 2012-04-16 Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
2012-01-18 2012-04-16 Other fire safety features required by fire safety codes.

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