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Orono Commons has been cited for a total of 58 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 97 nursing homes in Maine with a total of 2,846 deficiencies resulting in an average of 29.34 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
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:
D
Corrected:
09-08-2020

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:
B
Corrected:
11-04-2019

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:
B
Corrected:
11-04-2019

Post nurse staffing information every day.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
11-04-2019

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:
11-04-2019

Provide special eating equipment and utensils for residents who need them and appropriate assistance.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
11-04-2019

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:
E
Corrected:
11-04-2019

Administer the facility in a manner that enables it to use its resources effectively and efficiently.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
11-04-2019

Develop and implement policies and procedures for flu and pneumonia vaccinations.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
11-04-2019

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:
E
Corrected:
11-04-2019

Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-18-2019

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:
D
Corrected:
09-18-2019

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:
09-18-2019

Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
09-02-2019

Ensure that each resident is free from the use of physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-02-2019

Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-02-2019

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
09-02-2019

Ensure that residents are free from significant medication errors.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
09-02-2019

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
Corrected:
01-22-2019

Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
01-22-2019

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:
01-22-2019

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:
01-22-2019

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
01-22-2019

Ensure each resident?s drug regimen must be free from unnecessary drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-22-2019

Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
01-22-2019

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:
E
Corrected:
01-22-2019

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:
01-22-2019

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:
01-22-2019

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:
J
Corrected:
04-18-2018

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:
04-18-2018

Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
06-01-2018

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:
B
Corrected:
06-01-2018

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:
D
Corrected:
06-01-2018

Install a two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
Category:
Construction Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Provide exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Have exits that are accessible at all times.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Have properly located and lighted "Exit" signs.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Construct fire resistant interior walls.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Install a fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-25-2019

Have restrictions on the use of highly flammable decorations.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2018

Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-28-2018

Conduct testing and exercise requirements.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Install a two-hour-resistant firewall separation.
Category:
Construction Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Have stairways and smokeproof enclosures used as exits that meet safety requirements.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Install an approved automatic sprinkler system.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-31-2018

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
05-31-2018

To conduct inspection, testing and maintenance of fire doors by qualified individuals.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-31-2018



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