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Palmer Healthcare Center

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Nursing Homes Massachusetts Palmer Palmer Healthcare Center

Palmer Healthcare Center has been cited for a total of 27 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

Tip: Surveys happen throughout the year and you may want to check with the location or here to see if more recent data is available for Palmer Healthcare Center.

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
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
11-21-2016

Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Provide routine and 24-hour emergency dental care for each resident.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
11-08-2016

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
11-08-2016

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-23-2016

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Scope:
B
Corrected:
10-23-2015

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-02-2018

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
11-15-2016

Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
09-15-2015

Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
09-15-2015

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
02-02-2018

Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
11-15-2016

Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
09-15-2015

Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
09-15-2015



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