Highlands Health Care Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
2
Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 11
CT State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 6
CT Deficiencies Range: 1–16
Complaints & Incidents: 2
Updated April 12, 2014.

This rating indicates how well this home has complied with standards for food preparation and other health-related activities in state inspections conducted approximately every 15 months. Results from inspections after the latest date shown below may be available at Nursing Home Compare.

March 05, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Some
Few
4/16/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
4/16/2013
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
Low
Some
4/16/2013
Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
Low
Some
4/16/2013
Provide at least one room set aside to use as a resident dining room and for activities, that is a good size, with good lighting, air flow and furniture.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
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.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Low
Few
4/16/2013

January 31, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
3/9/2012
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Some
3/9/2012
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
3/9/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
3/9/2012
Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.
Low
Few
3/9/2012

December 20, 2010 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
1/31/2011
Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care.
Low
Few
1/31/2011

March 05, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
4/16/2013
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.
Low
Few
4/16/2013

January 31, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
3/9/2012
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Some
3/9/2012
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
3/9/2012

Note: Because of differences in calculation, all data may not match those shown on Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has approved the U.S. News methodology.

Last updated April 12, 2014.


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