Meridian Care

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
2
Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 17
TX State Average: 5
U.S. Average: 6
TX Deficiencies Range: 1–31
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 29, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Quickly tell the resident's doctor the results of laboratory tests.
Low
Many
9/27/2013
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
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
9/27/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Give notice to the resident before a room or roommate change.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Very Low
Some
9/27/2013

July 20, 2012 Health Inspection

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
8/19/2012
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
Low
Some
8/19/2012
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Low
Some
8/19/2012
Upon the death of a resident, convey the residentâ’s personal funds and an accounting of those funds to the appropriate party.
Very Low
Some
8/29/2012

July 01, 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
Some
8/1/2011
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Some
8/1/2011
Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
Low
Some
8/1/2011
Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.
Low
Some
8/1/2011
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Few
8/1/2011
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
8/1/2011
Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs.
Low
Few
8/1/2011
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
8/1/2011
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
8/1/2011
Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
Very Low
Many
8/1/2011

August 29, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Some
9/27/2013
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
Some
9/27/2013

October 12, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
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
11/11/2011

April 14, 2011 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
4/15/2011
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
4/15/2011

March 14, 2011 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
4/13/2011
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Few
4/13/2011

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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