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Lutheran Care Center

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Nursing Homes Illinois Altamont Lutheran Care Center

Lutheran Care Center has been cited for a total of 23 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 711 nursing homes in Illinois with a total of 34,918 deficiencies resulting in an average of 49.11 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 and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-26-2020

Ensure residents have reasonable access to and privacy in their use of communication methods.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-31-2019

Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-31-2019

Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-31-2019

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 ne
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-31-2019

Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-01-2018

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 ne
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-31-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-11-2018

Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-08-2018

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
09-20-2018

Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
08-31-2017

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
08-25-2017

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
08-12-2019

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
08-12-2019

Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-03-2018

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-03-2018

Install smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-03-2018

To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-03-2018

Ensure receptacles at patient bed locations and where general anesthesia is administered, are tested after initial installation, replacement or servicing.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-03-2018

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
08-23-2017

Follow proper procedures when the automatic sprinkler systems was out of service for more than 10 hours.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
08-29-2017

Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Category:
Services Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
08-29-2017

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
08-29-2017



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