The Nichols Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 12
MS State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 6
MS Deficiencies Range: 1–17
Complaints & Incidents: 3
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.

August 30, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Many
10/11/2013
Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
Low
Some
10/11/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
10/11/2013
Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible.
Low
Some
10/11/2013
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Some
10/11/2013
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Some
10/11/2013
Coordinate assessments with the pre-admission screening and resident review program for mentally-ill and mentally-retarded patients.
Low
Few
10/11/2013
Provide bedrooms that don't allow residents to see each other when privacy is needed.
Low
Few
10/11/2013
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Low
Few
10/11/2013
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Low
Few
10/11/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
10/11/2013
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
10/11/2013

September 26, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
Low
Many
10/30/2012
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Low
Some
10/30/2012
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Few
10/30/2012
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Few
10/30/2012
Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible.
Low
Few
10/30/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
10/30/2012
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Few
10/30/2012

December 29, 2011 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Many
2/10/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
2/10/2012
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
2/10/2012
Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
Low
Some
2/10/2012
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
Low
Few
2/10/2012
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
2/10/2012
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
2/10/2012
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Few
2/10/2012
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
2/10/2012
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Low
Few
2/10/2012
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
2/10/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
2/10/2012

May 03, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Some
Few
6/6/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
6/6/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Some
Few
6/6/2013

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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