Appleton Health Care Center

Health Inspections

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Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 6
WI State Average: 6
U.S. Average: 6
WI Deficiencies Range: 1–25
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.

April 17, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Some
5/8/2013
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
5/8/2013
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
5/8/2013
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
5/8/2013
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
5/8/2013
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
5/8/2013

April 25, 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
5/25/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
5/25/2012
Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs.
Low
Some
5/25/2012
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
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
5/25/2012
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
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
Few
5/25/2012
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Make sure that doctors visit residents regularly, as required.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Low
Few
5/25/2012
1) review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews.
Very Low
Many
5/25/2012
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Very Low
Many
5/25/2012

May 20, 2011 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
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
6/13/2011
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Some
7/8/2011
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
6/13/2011
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges.
Low
Few
6/13/2011
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
6/13/2011
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
7/8/2011
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
6/13/2011
Allow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
Very Low
Many
6/13/2011

October 10, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Low
Few
11/7/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
11/7/2013
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
11/7/2013

April 17, 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
5/8/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Some
5/8/2013

April 03, 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
4/23/2013
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Low
Few
4/23/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Low
Few
4/23/2013

March 11, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Keep clinical record information safe.
Low
Some
4/8/2013
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
High
Few
4/17/2013
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.
High
Few
5/8/2013
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment.
Low
Few
4/8/2013
1) review the work of each nurse aide every year; and 2) give regular in-service training based upon these reviews.
Low
Some
4/8/2013
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.
High
Few
5/8/2013

April 25, 2012 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Some
Few
5/25/2012
Prevent a loss in range of motion among residents who entered the nursing home with a full range of motion, unless it is unavoidable due to residentâ’s clinical condition.
Some
Few
5/25/2012
Make sure that the facility is administered in an acceptable way that maintains the well-being of each resident .
Low
Many
5/25/2012
Have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident's well being.
Low
Many
5/25/2012
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
Many
5/25/2012

April 27, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
5/19/2011
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
5/19/2011
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
5/19/2011

April 18, 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
Some
5/10/2011
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
5/10/2011

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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