Blossom North Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 14
NY State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 6
NY Deficiencies Range: 1–23
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.

September 25, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
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
Some
11/14/2013
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
Some
11/14/2013
Keep all essential equipment working safely.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
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
11/14/2013
Provide or obtain dental services for each resident.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Few
11/14/2013
Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
Very Low
Some
11/14/2013
Provide residents with private access to a telephone.
Very Low
Some
11/14/2013

July 12, 2012 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
9/7/2012
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Many
9/7/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
9/7/2012
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
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
9/7/2012
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
Few
9/7/2012
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Provide or obtain dental services for each resident.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Provide residents with private access to a telephone.
Low
Few
9/7/2012

July 05, 2011 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
8/20/2011
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Many
8/20/2011
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Many
8/20/2011
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Some
8/20/2011
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
7/20/2011
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
8/20/2011
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
8/20/2011
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
7/22/2011
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
8/5/2011
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Few
8/20/2011
Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.
Low
Few
8/10/2011

December 24, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Some
2/8/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
2/8/2013
Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
Low
Few
2/8/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
2/8/2013

September 25, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Low
Few
11/19/2012

July 12, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
Make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests.
Low
Many
9/7/2012
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
9/7/2012
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Some
9/7/2012
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.
Low
Few
9/7/2012

March 14, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

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
3/29/2012

February 21, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

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
3/23/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
3/23/2012
Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
Low
Few
3/23/2012

December 30, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Some
2/20/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
3/20/2012
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Some
2/20/2012
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Few
2/20/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
2/20/2012
Choose a doctor to serve as the medical director to create resident care policies and coordinate medical care in the facility.
Low
Some
2/20/2012

September 14, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
High
Some
10/1/2011
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
9/29/2011

July 05, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Some
8/20/2011
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
8/20/2011
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Some
8/20/2011

April 11, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care.
Low
Some
4/22/2011
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Few
4/21/2011

March 31, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
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
4/21/2011

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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