Kittitas Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 4
WA State Average: 7
U.S. Average: 6
WA Deficiencies Range: 1–27
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.

September 04, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide a safe, clean, comfortable and home-like environment; and allow residents to use personal belongings to the extent possible.
Low
Few
11/1/2013
Maintain comfortable sound levels.
Low
Few
11/1/2013
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
Low
Few
11/1/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
11/1/2013

February 08, 2013 Health Inspection

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
3/25/2013
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Some
3/25/2013
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Few
3/25/2013
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Low
Few
3/25/2013
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Very Low
Many
3/25/2013

August 03, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Some
Few
9/6/2012
Dispose of garbage and refuse properly.
Low
Few
9/6/2012
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Few
9/6/2012
Evaluate a residentâ’s decrease in social interaction or increase in depressive behaviors and determine if the behavioral changes were avoidable if these problems did not exist before.
Low
Few
9/6/2012
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
9/6/2012
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
9/6/2012
Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
Low
Few
9/6/2012
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
9/6/2012

December 18, 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 .
Some
Few
1/28/2014
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
Low
Few
1/28/2014
1) receive registry verification that a nurse aide has met the required training and skills that the state requires; and 2) ensure nurse aides receive the required retraining after 24 months if nursing related services were not provided for monetary compe
Low
Few
1/28/2014

October 23, 2013 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
11/1/2013

September 13, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
Low
Some
11/1/2013

July 22, 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
8/12/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
8/12/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
8/12/2013

May 02, 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
6/10/2013

February 08, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
3/25/2013

January 30, 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
3/25/2013
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
Low
Few
3/25/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
3/25/2013

October 05, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Low
Some
11/15/2012
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
Low
Few
11/15/2012

March 28, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
Low
Many
6/4/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
High
Some
6/4/2012
Protect each resident from mistreatment, neglect and misappropriation of personal property.
High
Many
6/4/2012
Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
High
Many
6/4/2012
Make sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required.
Low
Some
6/4/2012
Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
High
Many
6/4/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
6/4/2012
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Some
Some
6/4/2012
Establish a governing body that is legally responsible for establishing and implementing policies for managing and operating the facility and appoints a properly licensed administrator responsible for managing the facility
High
Many
6/4/2012
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors.
High
Some
6/4/2012
Ensure that all full-time nurse aids employed for more than 4 months are fully trained and competent to provide nursing and nursing-related services, as defined by federal requirements.
Low
Few
6/4/2012
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Low
Few
6/4/2012
Employ staff that are licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with state laws.
Low
Few
6/4/2012
Choose a doctor to serve as the medical director to create resident care policies and coordinate medical care in the facility.
Low
Many
6/4/2012
1) review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews.
Low
Some
6/4/2012
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
6/4/2012

February 14, 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 .
Some
Few
6/4/2012

January 03, 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 .
Some
Few
1/25/2012
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
1/25/2012

December 20, 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
1/25/2012

October 20, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Low
Few
11/7/2011

September 27, 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 .
Some
Few
11/7/2011
Make sure that residents receive treatments/services to maintain or improve their ability to care for themselves.
Low
Some
11/7/2011
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Low
Many
11/7/2011
Give or get specialized rehabilitative services per the patient's assessment or plan of care.
Low
Few
11/7/2011
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Some
Few
11/7/2011
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.
Low
Some
11/7/2011

August 16, 2011 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
9/7/2011

April 05, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly.
Low
Some
4/29/2011
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
4/29/2011
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.
Low
Few
4/29/2011

March 01, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Permit residents to remain in the facility and not be transferred or discharged without adequate reason.
Low
Few
3/15/2011

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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