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Oaks, The

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Nursing Homes Massachusetts New Bedford Oaks, The

Oaks, The has been cited for a total of 18 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 394 nursing homes in Massachusetts with a total of 8,541 deficiencies resulting in an average of 21.68 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
Ensure necessary information is communicated to the resident, and receiving health care provider at the time of a planned discharge.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Provide for the safe, appropriate administration of IV fluids for a resident when needed.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Ensure each resident?s drug regimen must be free from unnecessary drugs.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

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
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

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.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Permit a resident to return to the nursing home after hospitalization or therapeutic leave that exceeds bed-hold policy.
Scope:
G
Corrected:
03-01-2018

Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-04-2016

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Scope:
G
Corrected:
11-04-2016

Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-04-2016

Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Scope:
G
Corrected:
11-04-2016

Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-20-2015

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-20-2015

Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
11-13-2016

Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
11-13-2016

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