Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility

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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 15
PA State Average: 4
U.S. Average: 6
PA Deficiencies Range: 1–27
Complaints & Incidents: 0
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 14, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Many
6/10/2013
Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
Low
Many
4/30/2013
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Some
6/10/2013
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Some
4/30/2013
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Low
Some
4/30/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Some
6/10/2013
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Some
6/10/2013
1) provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.
Low
Some
4/30/2013
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
4/30/2013
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
4/30/2013
Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.
Low
Few
4/30/2013
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
4/30/2013
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Few
4/30/2013
Use a registered nurse at least 8 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Very Low
Many
6/10/2013
Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
Very Low
Many
6/10/2013

February 24, 2012 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
3/31/2012
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
Some
3/31/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
3/31/2012

February 10, 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
4/8/2011
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Some
4/8/2011
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
4/8/2011
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
4/8/2011
Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.
Low
Few
4/8/2011

This nursing home has not been cited for any Deficiencies from Incidents Reported by the Nursing Home or Complaints in the last 3 years.

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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