Walnut Hill Care Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 12
CT State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 6
CT Deficiencies Range: 1–16
Complaints & Incidents: 4
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.

November 30, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
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.
Some
Few
1/4/2013
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Many
1/4/2013
Provide proof that residents' personal money that is deposited with the nursing home is secure.
Low
Many
1/4/2013
Properly hold, secure, and manage each resident's personal money which is deposited with the nursing home.
Low
Many
1/4/2013
Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
Low
Some
1/4/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
1/4/2013
Upon the death of a resident, convey the residentâ’s personal funds and an accounting of those funds to the appropriate party.
Low
Some
1/4/2013
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
Some
1/4/2013
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Few
1/4/2013
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
1/4/2013
Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
Low
Few
1/4/2013
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.
Low
Few
1/4/2013

January 13, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide routine and 24-hour emergency dental care for each resident.
Low
Some
2/23/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
2/23/2012
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
2/23/2012
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Few
2/23/2012
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
Very Low
Many
2/23/2012

November 24, 2010 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
1/5/2011
Ensure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care.
Low
Some
1/5/2011
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
1/5/2011
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
Low
Few
1/5/2011

May 14, 2013 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
6/18/2013
Maintain 15 months of resident assessments in the resident's active clinical record.
Low
Many
6/18/2013
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
6/18/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
6/18/2013

December 18, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
1/10/2013

November 30, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
1/4/2013
Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
Low
Few
1/4/2013
1) protect current or future residents from giving up their medicaid or medicare benefits; or 2) follow federal rules for admissions.
Low
Some
1/4/2013

June 26, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Provide resident groups or resident family groups with private space to meet.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
High
Some
6/26/2012
Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
High
Some
6/26/2012
Listen to the resident groups and act on their complaints and suggestions that affect resident care and life.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
7/12/2012
Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Establish a governing body that is legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies for managing and operating the facility and appoints a properly licensed administrator responsible for managing the facility
Low
Few
7/12/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Some
7/12/2012
Choose a doctor to serve as the medical director to create resident care policies and coordinate medical care in the facility.
Low
Few
7/12/2012
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.
High
Some
6/26/2012

February 23, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
3/21/2012
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Low
Few
3/21/2012
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
3/21/2012

January 13, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
2/23/2012
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
2/23/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
2/23/2012
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
2/23/2012

June 23, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
Low
Some
7/12/2011
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
7/12/2011

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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