Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Residential Care Facility Citation Update
In November 2014 the ISDH issued 27 Deficiency tags and 2 Offense tags to Residential Care Facilities. Citations concerning food preparation and service areas (Tag 273, cited 4 times) and maintenance of the building and grounds (Tag 144 cited 3 times) were the top citations in October. Tag 241, which is often cited by the ISDH for failure to administer medications by licensed nursing staff or by a QMA, was only cited once in October. Usually this tag is cited 3 to 5 times in a given month. While only cited once or twice in October, respectively, Tag 117, Tag 214 and 217 , and Tag 414, have been consistently cited by ISDH all year. Tag 117 concerns sufficient staffing and staffing qualifications to meet resident needs, Tags 214 and 217 are related and deal with evaluation of residents at admission and on a change of condition, and the documentation by qualified staff to complete an evaluation and review and revised the plan of services. Tag 414 deals with hand washing by staff between each direct resident contact. Facilities should focus on these tags, as well as Tags 273 and 241, mention above for quality improvement activities.
Click here to review a summary of November’s Residential Care Facility Deficiency and Offense citations.