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Nursing Homes Massachusetts Somerville Vna Senior Living - Highland Avenue Campus

Vna Senior Living - Highland Avenue Campus has been cited for a total of 29 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 371 nursing homes in Massachusetts with a total of 10,147 deficiencies resulting in an average of 27.35 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
Give the resident's representative the ability to exercise the resident's rights.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-03-2020

Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
01-03-2020

Honor the resident's right to voice grievances without discrimination or reprisal and the facility must establish a grievance policy and make prompt efforts to resolve grievances.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
01-03-2020

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:
01-03-2020

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:
C
Corrected:
01-03-2020

Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-03-2020

Observe each nurse aide's job performance and give regular training.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
01-03-2020

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
Corrected:
01-03-2020

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:
D
Corrected:
01-03-2020

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:
D
Corrected:
02-27-2019

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:
01-26-2018

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:
01-26-2018

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:
E
Corrected:
02-02-2018

Have an agreement with an approved laboratory to obtain services, if on-site laboratory services aren't provided.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-26-2018

Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Category:
Services Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
04-01-2020

Install an approved automatic sprinkler system.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-19-2019

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-20-2019

Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
04-25-2019

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Have exits that are accessible at all times.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

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:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Category:
Services Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Be properly staffed
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

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:
C
Corrected:
02-23-2018

Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-23-2018



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