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Nursing Homes Tennessee Cookeville Bethesda Health Care Center

Bethesda Health Care Center has been cited for a total of 40 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 315 nursing homes in Tennessee with a total of 6,551 deficiencies resulting in an average of 20.80 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
Protect each resident from the wrongful use of the resident's belongings or money.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-06-2020

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:
07-12-2019

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:
G
Corrected:
07-12-2019

Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-12-2019

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:
F
Corrected:
07-12-2019

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
07-12-2019

Have a registered nurse on duty 8 hours a day; and select a registered nurse to be the director of nurses on a full time basis.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-02-2019

Assist a resident in gaining access to vision and hearing services.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Arrange for the provision of hospice services or assist the resident in transferring to a facility that will arrange for the provision of hospice services.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

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:
08-10-2018

Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-25-2018

Respond appropriately to all alleged violations.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-25-2018

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
06-06-2017

Address subsistence needs for staff and patients.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Establish emergency prep training and testing.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Conduct testing and exercise requirements.
Category:
Emergency Preparedness Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Have corridors or aisles that are unobstructed and are at least 8 feet in width.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

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:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Ensure that testing and maintenance of electrical equipment is performed.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2019

Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Category:
Services Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2018

Keep aisles, corridors, and exits free of obstruction in case of emergency.
Category:
Egress Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Construct fire resistant interior walls.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.
Category:
Smoke Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Category:
Services Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturers instructions.
Category:
Services Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Have restrictions on the use of highly flammable decorations.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Provide properly sized and located linen or trash receptacles.
Category:
Miscellaneous Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-21-2017

Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Category:
Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
06-21-2017



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