Most Recent Deficiencies for PUTNAM CENTER

Updated as of July 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
Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). 2019-07-16
Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system. 2019-07-16
Install an approved automatic sprinkler system. 2019-07-16
Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment. 2019-07-16
Ensure heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. 2019-07-16
Be properly staffed 2019-07-16
Ensure that testing and maintenance of electrical equipment is performed. 2019-07-16
Install an approved automatic sprinkler system. 2018-05-22
Properly select, install, inspect, or maintain portable fire extinguishes. 2018-05-22
Have simulated fire drills held at unexpected times. 2018-05-22
Install an approved automatic sprinkler system. 2017-03-16
Inspect, test, and maintain automatic sprinkler systems. 2017-03-16
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. 2019-07-18
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. 2019-07-18
Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights. 2019-07-18
Notify the resident or the resident?s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident?s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave. 2019-07-18
Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted 2019-07-18
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2019-07-18
Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. 2019-07-18
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. 2019-07-18
Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. 2019-07-18
Provide appropriate foot care. 2019-07-18
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. 2019-07-18
Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. 2019-07-18
Ensure that feeding tubes are not used unless there is a medical reason and the resident agrees; and provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube. 2019-07-18
Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed. 2019-07-18
Provide safe, appropriate pain management for a resident who requires such services. 2019-07-18
Provide safe, appropriate dialysis care/services for a resident who requires such services. 2019-07-18
Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. 2019-07-18
Ensure a licensed pharmacist perform a monthly drug regimen review, including the medical chart, following irregularity reporting guidelines in developed policies and procedures. 2019-07-18
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. 2019-07-18
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. 2019-07-18
Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards. 2019-07-18
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. 2019-07-18
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. 2019-07-18
Not transfer or discharge a resident without an adequate reason; and must provide documentation and convey specific information when a resident is transferred or discharged. 2019-02-19
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2019-02-19
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. 2019-02-19
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. 2019-02-19
Have a plan that describes the process for conducting QAPI and QAA activities. 2019-02-19
Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. 2018-05-24
Ensure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments. 2018-05-24
Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely. 2018-05-24
Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2018-05-24
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. 2018-05-24
Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed. 2018-05-24
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. 2018-05-24
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. 2018-05-24
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. 2018-05-24
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. 2017-03-22
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. 2017-03-22
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. 2017-03-22
Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. 2017-03-22
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 2017-03-22
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 2017-03-22
Maintain comfortable sound levels. 2017-03-22
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. 2017-03-22
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 2017-03-22
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 2017-03-22
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. 2017-03-22
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . 2017-03-22
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. 2017-03-22
Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. 2017-03-22
Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being. 2017-03-22
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 2017-03-22
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. 2017-03-22
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 2017-03-22
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 2017-03-22
Keep clinical record information safe. 2017-03-22