Most Recent Deficiencies for BALLARD NURSING CENTER

Updated as of August 01, 2020

The list is based on the information provided by CMS from both standard inspections and from complaints filed by residents.

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Deficiency Deficiency Date
Have an alternate power supply for its alarm system. 2019-10-09
Ensure that corridors are separated from use areas by walls constructed to limit the passage of smoke. 2019-10-09
Have an externally vented heating system. 2019-10-09
Install emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours. 2018-08-09
Have properly located and lighted "Exit" signs. 2018-08-09
Have a fire alarm with audible and visual signals that transmits the alarm automatically to notify emergency forces in event of fire. 2018-08-09
Have approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems. 2018-08-09
Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. 2018-08-09
Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements. 2017-07-12
Provide properly protected cooking facilities. 2017-07-12
Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. 2017-07-12
Have proper medical gas storage and administration areas. 2017-07-12
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. 2019-10-09
Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited. 2019-10-09
Provide enough nursing staff every day to meet the needs of every resident; and have a licensed nurse in charge on each shift. 2019-01-15
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. 2019-01-15
Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted 2018-08-13
Develop the complete care plan within 7 days of the comprehensive assessment; and prepared, reviewed, and revised by a team of health professionals. 2018-08-13
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. 2018-08-13
Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. 2018-08-13
Provide enough food/fluids to maintain a resident's health. 2018-08-13
Provide safe, appropriate dialysis care/services for a resident who requires such services. 2018-08-13
Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is necessary and PRN use is limited. 2018-08-13
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. 2018-08-13
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. 2017-04-20
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 2017-04-20
Let residents talk to and get information from agencies acting on their behalf. 2017-07-17
Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents. 2017-07-17
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 2017-07-17
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2017-07-17
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 2017-07-17
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . 2017-07-17
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. 2017-07-17
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 2017-07-17
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. 2017-07-17
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. 2017-07-17
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 2017-07-17
Put firmly secured handrails on each side of hallways. 2017-07-17