Pennsylvania Department of Health
HERITAGE RIDGE SENIOR LIVING AT JOHNSTOWN
Building Inspection Results

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HERITAGE RIDGE SENIOR LIVING AT JOHNSTOWN
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HERITAGE RIDGE SENIOR LIVING AT JOHNSTOWN - Inspection Results Scope of Citation
Number of Residents Affected
By Deficient Practice
Initial comments:Name: - Component: -- - Tag: 0000


Based on an Emergency Preparedness Survey completed on February 20, 2024, it was determined that Heritage Ridge Senior Living at Johnstown was not in compliance with the requirements of 42 CFR 483.73.




 Plan of Correction:


403.748(d)(2), 416.54(d)(2), 418.113(d)(2), 441.184(d)(2), 482.15(d)(2), 483.475(d)(2), 483.73(d)(2), 484.102(d)(2), 485.542(d)(2), 485.625(d)(2), 485.68(d)(2), 485.727(d)(2), 485.920(d)(2), 486.360(d)(2), 491.12(d)(2), 494.62(d)(2) STANDARD EP Testing Requirements:Least serious deficiency but was found to be widespread throughout the facility and/or has the potential to affect a large portion or all the residents. This deficiency has the potential for causing no more than a minor negative impact on the resident.
416.54(d)(2), 418.113(d)(2), 441.184(d)(2), 460.84(d)(2), 482.15(d)(2), 483.73(d)(2), 483.475(d)(2), 484.102(d)(2), 485.68(d)(2), 485.542(d)(2), 485.625(d)(2), 485.727(d)(2), 485.920(d)(2), 491.12(d)(2), 494.62(d)(2).

*[For ASCs at 416.54, CORFs at 485.68, REHs at 485.542, OPO, "Organizations" under 485.727, CMHCs at 485.920, RHCs/FQHCs at 491.12, and ESRD Facilities at 494.62]:

(2) Testing. The [facility] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan annually. The [facility] must do all of the following:

(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based every 2 years; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct a facility-based functional exercise every 2 years; or
(B) If the [facility] experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the [facility] is exempt from engaging in its next required community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the actual event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise at least every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [facility's] response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [facility's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[For Hospices at 418.113(d):]
(2) Testing for hospices that provide care in the patient's home. The hospice must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least annually. The hospice must do the following:
(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community based every 2 years; or
(A) When a community based exercise is not accessible, conduct an individual facility based functional exercise every 2 years; or
(B) If the hospice experiences a natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the hospital is exempt from engaging in its next required full scale community-based exercise or individual facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.

(3) Testing for hospices that provide inpatient care directly. The hospice must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan twice per year. The hospice must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the hospice experiences a natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the hospice is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop led by a facilitator that includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the hospice's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the hospice's emergency plan, as needed.


*[For PRFTs at 441.184(d), Hospitals at 482.15(d), CAHs at 485.625(d):]
(2) Testing. The [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan twice per year. The [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the [facility] is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an [additional] annual exercise or and that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, a facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [facility's] response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the [facility's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[For PACE at 460.84(d):]
(2) Testing. The PACE organization must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least annually. The PACE organization must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the PACE experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the PACE is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the PACE's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the PACE's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For LTC Facilities at 483.73(d):]
(2) The [LTC facility] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least twice per year, including unannounced staff drills using the emergency procedures. The [LTC facility, ICF/IID] must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise.
(B) If the [LTC facility] facility experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the LTC facility is exempt from engaging its next required a full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [LTC facility] facility's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [LTC facility] facility's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For ICF/IIDs at 483.475(d)]:
(2) Testing. The ICF/IID must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least twice per year. The ICF/IID must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or.
(B) If the ICF/IID experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the ICF/IID is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the ICF/IID's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the ICF/IID's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For HHAs at 484.102]
(d)(2) Testing. The HHA must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at
least annually. The HHA must do the following:
(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise every 2 years; or.
(B) If the HHA experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the HHA is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the HHA's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the HHA's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For OPOs at 486.360]
(d)(2) Testing. The OPO must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan. The OPO must do the following:
(i) Conduct a paper-based, tabletop exercise or workshop at least annually. A tabletop exercise is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan. If the OPO experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the OPO is exempt from engaging in its next required testing exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Analyze the OPO's response to and maintain documentation of all tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [RNHCI's and OPO's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[ RNCHIs at 403.748]:
(d)(2) Testing. The RNHCI must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan. The RNHCI must do the following:
(i) Conduct a paper-based, tabletop exercise at least annually. A tabletop exercise is a group discussion led by a facilitator, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(ii) Analyze the RNHCI's response to and maintain documentation of all tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the RNHCI's emergency plan, as needed.
Observations:
Name: - Component: -- - Tag: 0039

Based on a review of the facility's Emergency Preparedness (EP) Plan, it was determined the facility failed to meet the Emergency Preparedness Testing Requirements of the emergency plan.

Findings include:

1. Interview and documentation review of the facility EP plan on February 20, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., revealed the facility failed to meet the annual requirements of section (B) tabletop exercise.


Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed Emergency Preparedness (EP) Plan training/testing deficiency.






 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 05/07/2024

The generator company (Cummins) was notified and we are on the to have our 4 hour load test and inspection completed.

An audit of inspection dates will be checked to ensure that we will not miss any due inspections in the future.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services manager.

The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance and Approvement Committee for further recommendations.

The maintenance staff will be educated on the importance on having all inspections completed on time
482.15(e), 483.73(e), 485.542(e), 485.625(e) STANDARD Hospital CAH and LTC Emergency Power:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency but was found to be widespread throughout the facility and/or has the potential to affect a large portion or all the residents.  This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status.
482.15(e) Condition for Participation:
(e) Emergency and standby power systems. The hospital must implement emergency and standby power systems based on the emergency plan set forth in paragraph (a) of this section and in the policies and procedures plan set forth in paragraphs (b)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section.

483.73(e), 485.625(e), 485.542(e)
(e) Emergency and standby power systems. The [LTC facility CAH and REH] must implement emergency and standby power systems based on the emergency plan set forth in paragraph (a) of this section.

482.15(e)(1), 483.73(e)(1), 485.542(e)(1), 485.625(e)(1)
Emergency generator location. The generator must be located in accordance with the location requirements found in the Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99 and Tentative Interim Amendments TIA 12-2, TIA 12-3, TIA 12-4, TIA 12-5, and TIA 12-6), Life Safety Code (NFPA 101 and Tentative Interim Amendments TIA 12-1, TIA 12-2, TIA 12-3, and TIA 12-4), and NFPA 110, when a new structure is built or when an existing structure or building is renovated.

482.15(e)(2), 483.73(e)(2), 485.625(e)(2), 485.542(e)(2)
Emergency generator inspection and testing. The [hospital, CAH and LTC facility] must implement the emergency power system inspection, testing, and [maintenance] requirements found in the Health Care Facilities Code, NFPA 110, and Life Safety Code.

482.15(e)(3), 483.73(e)(3), 485.625(e)(3),485.542(e)(2)
Emergency generator fuel. [Hospitals, CAHs and LTC facilities] that maintain an onsite fuel source to power emergency generators must have a plan for how it will keep emergency power systems operational during the emergency, unless it evacuates.

*[For hospitals at 482.15(h), LTC at 483.73(g), REHs at 485.542(g), and and CAHs 485.625(g):]
The standards incorporated by reference in this section are approved for incorporation by reference by the Director of the Office of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You may obtain the material from the sources listed below. You may inspect a copy at the CMS Information Resource Center, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
If any changes in this edition of the Code are incorporated by reference, CMS will publish a document in the Federal Register to announce the changes.
(1) National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park,
Quincy, MA 02169, www.nfpa.org, 1.617.770.3000.
(i) NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, 2012 edition, issued August 11, 2011.
(ii) Technical interim amendment (TIA) 12-2 to NFPA 99, issued August 11, 2011.
(iii) TIA 12-3 to NFPA 99, issued August 9, 2012.
(iv) TIA 12-4 to NFPA 99, issued March 7, 2013.
(v) TIA 12-5 to NFPA 99, issued August 1, 2013.
(vi) TIA 12-6 to NFPA 99, issued March 3, 2014.
(vii) NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2012 edition, issued August 11, 2011.
(viii) TIA 12-1 to NFPA 101, issued August 11, 2011.
(ix) TIA 12-2 to NFPA 101, issued October 30, 2012.
(x) TIA 12-3 to NFPA 101, issued October 22, 2013.
(xi) TIA 12-4 to NFPA 101, issued October 22, 2013.
(xiii) NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2010 edition, including TIAs to chapter 7, issued August 6, 2009..
Observations:
Name: - Component: -- - Tag: 0041

Based on documentation review and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain the emergency generator in two instances, affecting the entire facility.

Findings include:

1. Review of documentation on February 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., revealed the facility failed to perform the following required emergency generator testing:

a) a four-hour run to be performed every three years for the emergency generator. The most recent for-hour load bank test was performed on November 5, 2020;
b) an annual fuel quality test. The most recent fuel quality test was performed on January 31, 2023.

Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed emergency generator testing deficiencies.






 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

The generator company (Cummins) was notified and we are on the to have our 4 hour load test and inspection completed.

An audit of inspection dates will be checked to ensure that we will not miss any due inspections in the future.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services manager.

The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance and Approvement Committee for further recommendations.

The maintenance staff will be educated on the importance on having all inspections completed on time
Initial comments:Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0000


Facility ID# 270102
Component 01
Main Building

Based on a Medicare/Medicaid Recertification Survey completed on February 20, 2024, it was determined that Heritage Ridge Senior Living at Johnstown was not in compliance with the following requirements of the Life Safety Code for an existing health care occupancy. Compliance with the National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code is required by 42 CFR 483.90(a).

This is a one-story, Type II (000), unprotected noncombustible building, with a basement, that is fully sprinklered.





 Plan of Correction:


NFPA 101 STANDARD Egress Doors:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency and affects more than a limited number of residents, staff, or occurrences. This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status. This deficiency was not found to be throughout this facility.
Egress Doors
Doors in a required means of egress shall not be equipped with a latch or a lock that requires the use of a tool or key from the egress side unless using one of the following special locking arrangements:
CLINICAL NEEDS OR SECURITY THREAT LOCKING
Where special locking arrangements for the clinical security needs of the patient are used, only one locking device shall be permitted on each door and provisions shall be made for the rapid removal of occupants by: remote control of locks; keying of all locks or keys carried by staff at all times; or other such reliable means available to the staff at all times.
18.2.2.2.5.1, 18.2.2.2.6, 19.2.2.2.5.1, 19.2.2.2.6
SPECIAL NEEDS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS
Where special locking arrangements for the safety needs of the patient are used, all of the Clinical or Security Locking requirements are being met. In addition, the locks must be electrical locks that fail safely so as to release upon loss of power to the device; the building is protected by a supervised automatic sprinkler system and the locked space is protected by a complete smoke detection system (or is constantly monitored at an attended location within the locked space); and both the sprinkler and detection systems are arranged to unlock the doors upon activation.
18.2.2.2.5.2, 19.2.2.2.5.2, TIA 12-4
DELAYED-EGRESS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS
Approved, listed delayed-egress locking systems installed in accordance with 7.2.1.6.1 shall be permitted on door assemblies serving low and ordinary hazard contents in buildings protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic fire detection system or an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system.
18.2.2.2.4, 19.2.2.2.4
ACCESS-CONTROLLED EGRESS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS
Access-Controlled Egress Door assemblies installed in accordance with 7.2.1.6.2 shall be permitted.
18.2.2.2.4, 19.2.2.2.4
ELEVATOR LOBBY EXIT ACCESS LOCKING ARRANGEMENTS
Elevator lobby exit access door locking in accordance with 7.2.1.6.3 shall be permitted on door assemblies in buildings protected throughout by an approved, supervised automatic fire detection system and an approved, supervised automatic sprinkler system.
18.2.2.2.4, 19.2.2.2.4
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0222

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain exit access in one instance, affecting exiting from one of seven smoke compartments.

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 20, 2024, at 10:14 a.m., revealed the B hallway exit door was equipped with fifteen-second delayed egress magnets and did not have labeling to communicate the fifteen-second delay.

Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed exit access deficiency.



 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

All egress doors were checked immediately and installed signs that indicate 15 sec delay egress.

A monthly inspection of doors will be performed 1X a month for 3 months then quarterly for 3 quarters to insure that the delay egress signs are on the doors.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services manager.

The Inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee for further recommendations.

The Maintenance staff will be educated on the importance of having the egress marked with the 15 second delay egress signs.
NFPA 101 STANDARD Doors with Self-Closing Devices:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency and affects more than a limited number of residents, staff, or occurrences. This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status. This deficiency was not found to be throughout this facility.
Doors with Self-Closing Devices
Doors in an exit passageway, stairway enclosure, or horizontal exit, smoke barrier, or hazardous area enclosure are self-closing and kept in the closed position, unless held open by a release device complying with 7.2.1.8.2 that automatically closes all such doors throughout the smoke compartment or entire facility upon activation of:
* Required manual fire alarm system; and
* Local smoke detectors designed to detect smoke passing through the opening or a required smoke detection system; and
* Automatic sprinkler system, if installed; and
* Loss of power.
18.2.2.2.7, 18.2.2.2.8, 19.2.2.2.7, 19.2.2.2.8
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0223

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain self-closing doors in one instance, affecting one of seven smoke compartments.

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 20, 2024, at 9:07 a.m., revealed the self-closing door to the life enrichment manager's office was propped open with an unapproved hold-open device (chair).

Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed self-closing door deficiency.




 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

All doors with self-closures will be checked to insure that the doors are not propped open and close properly.

A monthly inspection of doors will be performed 1X a month for 3 months then quarterly for 3 quarters to insure that no one has propped open any doors.

inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services Manager.

The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement committee for further recommendations.

All staff will be educated on the importance of not propping doors open that are installed with self-closers.
NFPA 101 STANDARD Sprinkler System - Maintenance and Testing:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency but was found to be widespread throughout the facility and/or has the potential to affect a large portion or all the residents.  This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status.
Sprinkler System - Maintenance and Testing
Automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems are inspected, tested, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintaining of Water-based Fire Protection Systems. Records of system design, maintenance, inspection and testing are maintained in a secure location and readily available.
a) Date sprinkler system last checked _____________________
b) Who provided system test ____________________________
c) Water system supply source __________________________
Provide in REMARKS information on coverage for any non-required or partial automatic sprinkler system.
9.7.5, 9.7.7, 9.7.8, and NFPA 25
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0353

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain the automatic sprinkler system in one instance, affecting the entire facility.
In accordance with NFPA 25 13.10.2.1

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 20, 2024, at 9:13 a.m., revealed the air compressor for the dry system in the sprinkler riser room was not anchored to the structure or fixed piping.

Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed automatic sprinkler system deficiency.


 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

The air compressor in now bolted to the floor and will not move from its location.

A monthly inspection of the air compressor will be performed 1x a month for 3 months then quarterly for 3 quarters to insure the air compressor will not move.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services Manger.

The inspections will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement committee for further recommendations.

The maintenance staff will be educated on the importance on having the air compressor boldted to the floor.
NFPA 101 STANDARD Corridor - Doors:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency and affects more than a limited number of residents, staff, or occurrences. This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status. This deficiency was not found to be throughout this facility.
Corridor - Doors
Doors protecting corridor openings in other than required enclosures of vertical openings, exits, or hazardous areas resist the passage of smoke and are made of 1 3/4 inch solid-bonded core wood or other material capable of resisting fire for at least 20 minutes. Doors in fully sprinklered smoke compartments are only required to resist the passage of smoke. Corridor doors and doors to rooms containing flammable or combustible materials have positive latching hardware. Roller latches are prohibited by CMS regulation. These requirements do not apply to auxiliary spaces that do not contain flammable or combustible material.
Clearance between bottom of door and floor covering is not exceeding 1 inch. Powered doors complying with 7.2.1.9 are permissible if provided with a device capable of keeping the door closed when a force of 5 lbf is applied. There is no impediment to the closing of the doors. Hold open devices that release when the door is pushed or pulled are permitted. Nonrated protective plates of unlimited height are permitted. Dutch doors meeting 19.3.6.3.6 are permitted. Door frames shall be labeled and made of steel or other materials in compliance with 8.3, unless the smoke compartment is sprinklered. Fixed fire window assemblies are allowed per 8.3. In sprinklered compartments there are no restrictions in area or fire resistance of glass or frames in window assemblies.

19.3.6.3, 42 CFR Parts 403, 418, 460, 482, 483, and 485
Show in REMARKS details of doors such as fire protection ratings, automatics closing devices, etc.
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0363

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain corridor doors in four instances, affecting two of seven smoke compartments.

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 20, 2024, revealed the following corridor doors were warped and could not resist the passage of smoke when fully closed and latched in their frame:

a) 9:59 a.m., resident room door 13;
b) 10:02 a.m., resident room door 21;
c) 10:08 a.m., resident room door 33;
d) 10:10 a.m., resident room door 37 .


Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed corridor door deficiencies.



 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

All doors will be checked to ensure that the doors are not warped and close properly to resident rooms.

Found several doors that do not meet the standards and will be corrected.

Made an appointment with Allegheny Door Company to repair/replace doors that do not meet the standards.

A monthly inspection of doors will be performed 1x a month for 3 months then quarterly for 3 quarters to insure that the doors to resident rooms close properly. The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement committee for further recommendations.

The maintenance staff will be educated on the importance of having the smoke doors close properly.


NFPA 101 STANDARD Fire Drills:Least serious deficiency but was found to be widespread throughout the facility and/or has the potential to affect a large portion or all the residents. This deficiency has the potential for causing no more than a minor negative impact on the resident.
Fire Drills
Fire drills include the transmission of a fire alarm signal and simulation of emergency fire conditions. Fire drills are held at expected and unexpected times under varying conditions, at least quarterly on each shift. The staff is familiar with procedures and is aware that drills are part of established routine. Where drills are conducted between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM, a coded announcement may be used instead of audible alarms.
19.7.1.4 through 19.7.1.7
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0712

Based on documentation review and interview, it was determined the facility failed to perform one of 12 required fire drills, affecting the entire facility.

Findings include:

1. Review of documentation on February 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., revealed the facility lacked documentation for a third-quarter fire drill for the first shift.


Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed missing fire drill deficiency.





 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

A fire drill was missed during the company change over to a new Environmental Services Manager in July 2024. A makeup drill was conducted on August 1st to insure training was not missed for the shift in question.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services Manager.

The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quarterly Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee for further recommendations.

The maintenance staff will be educated on the importance of having the fire drills conducted during the proper shifts and quarters.
NFPA 101 STANDARD Electrical Systems - Essential Electric Syste:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency but was found to be widespread throughout the facility and/or has the potential to affect a large portion or all the residents.  This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status.
Electrical Systems - Essential Electric System Maintenance and Testing
The generator or other alternate power source and associated equipment is capable of supplying service within 10 seconds. If the 10-second criterion is not met during the monthly test, a process shall be provided to annually confirm this capability for the life safety and critical branches. Maintenance and testing of the generator and transfer switches are performed in accordance with NFPA 110.
Generator sets are inspected weekly, exercised under load 30 minutes 12 times a year in 20-40 day intervals, and exercised once every 36 months for 4 continuous hours. Scheduled test under load conditions include a complete simulated cold start and automatic or manual transfer of all EES loads, and are conducted by competent personnel. Maintenance and testing of stored energy power sources (Type 3 EES) are in accordance with NFPA 111. Main and feeder circuit breakers are inspected annually, and a program for periodically exercising the components is established according to manufacturer requirements. Written records of maintenance and testing are maintained and readily available. EES electrical panels and circuits are marked, readily identifiable, and separate from normal power circuits. Minimizing the possibility of damage of the emergency power source is a design consideration for new installations.
6.4.4, 6.5.4, 6.6.4 (NFPA 99), NFPA 110, NFPA 111, 700.10 (NFPA 70)
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0918

Based on documentation review and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain the emergency generator in two instances, affecting the entire facility.

Findings include:

1. Review of documentation on February 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., revealed the facility failed to perform the following required emergency generator testing:

a) a four-hour run to be performed every three years for the emergency generator. The most recent for-hour load bank test was performed on November 5, 2020;
b) an annual fuel quality test. The most recent fuel quality test was performed on January 31, 2023.


Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed emergency generator testing deficiencies.









 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

The generator company (Cummins) was notified and we are on the schedule to have our 4 hour load test and inspection completed

An audit of inspection dates will be checked to insure that we will not miss any due inspections in the future.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services manager.

The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quality Assurance Performance and Approvement Committee for further recommendations.

The maintenance staff will be educated on the importance on having all inspections completed on time
NFPA 101 STANDARD Electrical Equipment - Power Cords and Extens:This is a less serious (but not lowest level) deficiency and affects more than a limited number of residents, staff, or occurrences. This deficiency is one that results in minimal discomfort to the resident or has the potential (not yet realized) to negatively affect the resident's ability to achieve his/her highest functional status. This deficiency was not found to be throughout this facility.
Electrical Equipment - Power Cords and Extension Cords
Power strips in a patient care vicinity are only used for components of movable patient-care-related electrical equipment (PCREE) assembles that have been assembled by qualified personnel and meet the conditions of 10.2.3.6. Power strips in the patient care vicinity may not be used for non-PCREE (e.g., personal electronics), except in long-term care resident rooms that do not use PCREE. Power strips for PCREE meet UL 1363A or UL 60601-1. Power strips for non-PCREE in the patient care rooms (outside of vicinity) meet UL 1363. In non-patient care rooms, power strips meet other UL standards. All power strips are used with general precautions. Extension cords are not used as a substitute for fixed wiring of a structure. Extension cords used temporarily are removed immediately upon completion of the purpose for which it was installed and meets the conditions of 10.2.4.
10.2.3.6 (NFPA 99), 10.2.4 (NFPA 99), 400-8 (NFPA 70), 590.3(D) (NFPA 70), TIA 12-5
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0920

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain electrical wiring systems and equipment in one instance, affecting one of seven smoke compartments.

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 20, 2024, at 9:52 a.m., revealed there was an extension cord being used to connect the med-dispenser to the surge protector/battery backup device.


Interview with the Facility Administrator and the Maintenance Director on February 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., confirmed the listed electrical wiring system and equipment deficiency.



 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/20/2024

All rooms in the facility were immediately checked for the use of extension cords and removed if found.

The extension cord in the medication room was immediately removed and the medicine dispenser was plugged directly into the wall outlet.

A monthly inspection of rooms will be performed 1x a month for 3 months then quarterly for 3 quarters to insure that the use of extension cords are not in use.

Inspections will be documented utilizing the inspection sheet maintained by the Environmental Services manger.

The inspection results will be presented and reviewed by the Quarterly Assurance and Performance Improvement Committee for further recommendations.

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