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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 24 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
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:
02-28-2020

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:
D
Corrected:
02-28-2020

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:
02-28-2020

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:
D
Corrected:
02-28-2020

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:
E
Corrected:
02-28-2020

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
02-28-2020

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-28-2020

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:
04-05-2019

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:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Assess the resident when there is a significant change in condition
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Encode each resident?s assessment data and transmit these data to the State within 7 days of assessment.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

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:
04-05-2019

Provide activities to meet all resident's needs.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Ensure each resident must receive and the facility must provide necessary behavioral health care and services.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
04-05-2019

Establish procedures for tracking staff and patients during an emergency.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
04-10-2020

Establish policies and procedures for sheltering.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
04-10-2020

Establish roles under a Waiver declared by secretary.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
C
Corrected:
04-10-2020

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-24-2020

Install a fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-20-2019

Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-21-2019

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



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