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Signature Healthcare Of Savannah has been cited for a total of 44 deficiencies since we began saving each survey. We believe it is worthwhile to show how things are and were. Some improve and some get worse. Rather than a snapshot, we take s longer view than most. A longer view, we believe, paints a better and more worthwhile picture. We start from them most recent and go back as you scroll down.

Tip: Surveys happen throughout the year and you may want to check with the location or here to see if more recent data is available for Signature Healthcare Of Savannah.

Since we bagan longer term (multi year tracking, numbers will naturally be higher than 3 (or so surverys).
There are 363 nursing homes in Georgia with a total of 9,163 deficiencies resulting in an average of 25.24 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


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Deficiency Cited, Scope, survery date, stems from a complaint, and Date of Correction
Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Ensure that feeding tubes are not used unless there is a medical reason and the resident agrees; and provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Ensure that feeding tubes are not used unless there is a medical reason and the resident agrees; and provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2022-05-19
Corrected:
2022-06-20

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, residentís preferences and goals.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
Y
Standard:
N
Survey Date:
2020-09-23
Corrected:
2020-10-23

Perform COVID19 testing on residents and staff.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
N
Survey Date:
2020-09-22
Corrected:
2020-10-23

Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Assure that each residentís assessment is updated at least once every 3 months.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
G
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Assure that each residentís assessment is updated at least once every 3 months.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
G
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2019-08-08
Corrected:
2019-09-08

Honor the resident's right to manage his or her financial affairs.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
B
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
B
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Ensure a licensed pharmacist perform a monthly drug regimen review, including the medical chart, following irregularity reporting guidelines in developed policies and procedures.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Ensure each resident receives and the facility provides food that accommodates resident allergies, intolerances, and preferences, as well as appealing options.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Honor the resident's right to manage his or her financial affairs.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
B
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
B
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Ensure a licensed pharmacist perform a monthly drug regimen review, including the medical chart, following irregularity reporting guidelines in developed policies and procedures.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Ensure each resident receives and the facility provides food that accommodates resident allergies, intolerances, and preferences, as well as appealing options.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
From Complaint:
N
Standard:
Y
Survey Date:
2018-06-07
Corrected:
2018-07-07



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