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Sigourney Health Care has been cited for a total of 51 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 430 nursing homes in Iowa with a total of 13,048 deficiencies resulting in an average of 30.34 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 sufficient support personnel to safely and effectively carry out the functions of the food and nutrition service.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
07-31-2020

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
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

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
Corrected:
12-28-2020

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:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Notify the resident or the resident?s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident?s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Coordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program; and referring for services as needed.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Ensure the resident's doctor reviews the resident's care, writes, signs and dates progress notes and orders, at each required visit.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Have a registered nurse on duty 8 hours a day; and select a registered nurse to be the director of nurses on a full time basis.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Employ sufficient staff with the appropriate competencies and skills sets to carry out the functions of the food and nutrition service, including a qualified dietician.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Provide sufficient support personnel to safely and effectively carry out the functions of the food and nutrition service.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Ensure menus must meet the nutritional needs of residents, be prepared in advance, be followed, be updated, be reviewed by dietician, and meet the needs of the resident.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Ensure meals and snacks are served at times in accordance with resident?s needs, preferences, and requests. Suitable and nourishing alternative meals and snacks must be provided for residents who want to eat at non-traditional times or outside of schedul
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's bathroom and bathing area.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2020

Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-07-2019

Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-07-2019

Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-07-2019

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
Corrected:
04-07-2019

Implement a program that monitors antibiotic use.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-07-2019

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
Corrected:
04-07-2019

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:
C
Corrected:
04-07-2019

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-07-2019

Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-01-2017

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.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-01-2017

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-01-2017

Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-01-2017

Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-28-2020

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
11-04-2020

To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-28-2020

Have power receptacles that are properly grounded.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-19-2020

Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
11-04-2020

Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
03-27-2019

Have a complete alarm system manually initiated and initiated by fire sprinkler system connection.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
03-27-2019

Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
03-27-2019

To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
03-27-2019

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:
03-27-2019

Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-06-2017

Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-06-2017

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-06-2017

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-06-2017

Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-06-2017

Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
12-06-2017

Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-06-2017



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