Whitestone Care Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 5
PA State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 6
PA Deficiencies Range: 1–27
Complaints & Incidents: 2
Updated June 19, 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 19, 2014 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Some
4/28/2014
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Some
4/28/2014
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
4/28/2014
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
Low
Some
4/28/2014
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Few
4/28/2014

April 25, 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
6/14/2013
Hire a qualified dietician.
Low
Many
6/14/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
7/9/2013
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Some
7/9/2013
Provide a tasty and well-balanced diet that meets the nutritional needs of each resident.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Some
7/9/2013
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Some
6/14/2013
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
6/14/2013
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Few
7/9/2013
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
6/14/2013
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
6/14/2013
Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
Low
Few
6/14/2013
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.
Very Low
Some
6/14/2013
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Very Low
Some
6/14/2013
Provide proper discharge planning and communication, of the resident's health status and summary of the resident's nursing home stay.
Very Low
Some
6/14/2013

May 24, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Some
7/23/2012
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
Some
7/23/2012
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
Some
7/23/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
7/23/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
7/23/2012

March 19, 2014 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Some
Few
Not Corrected
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
4/28/2014

October 09, 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
11/7/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Some
11/7/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
11/7/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
11/7/2013
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
11/7/2013

February 19, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Few
4/5/2013
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
4/5/2013
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
4/5/2013

November 13, 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
12/14/2012
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
Low
Few
12/14/2012
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
12/14/2012

August 15, 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
Some
9/20/2012
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
9/20/2012
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
9/20/2012

February 22, 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
Some
3/27/2012

February 10, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide care for each resident in a way that maintains or improves their quality of life.
Low
Some
2/24/2012
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
2/24/2012

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 June 19, 2014.


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