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Life Care Center Of Banner Elk has been cited for a total of 32 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 427 nursing homes in North Carolina with a total of 15,913 deficiencies resulting in an average of 37.27 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:
04-25-2018

Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-25-2018

Ensure that residents are free from significant medication errors.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-08-2018

Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-28-2017

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
03-28-2017

Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
03-28-2017

Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Allow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
Scope:
C
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-01-2016

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-04-2018

Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-02-2017

Approved construction type or materials.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Fire resistant room wall surfaces.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Properly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Properly protected cooking facilities.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-04-2018

Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-02-2017

Approved construction type or materials.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Fire resistant room wall surfaces.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Scope:
F
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Properly working alarms on sprinkler valves.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-21-2016

Properly protected cooking facilities.
Scope:
E
Corrected:
01-21-2016



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