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ALLIED SERVICES MEADE STREET SKILLED NURSING
Patient Care Inspection Results

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ALLIED SERVICES MEADE STREET SKILLED NURSING
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ALLIED SERVICES MEADE STREET SKILLED NURSING - Inspection Results Scope of Citation
Number of Residents Affected
By Deficient Practice
Initial comments:

Based on an abbreviated complaint survey completed on January 30, 2020, at Allied Services Meade Street Skilled Nursing it was determined that there were no deficiencies cited under 42 CFR Part 483 Subpart B Requirements for Long Term Care, but the facility was not in compliance with the following requirement of the 28 PA Code Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Long Term Care Licensure Regulations.



 Plan of Correction:


205.74 LICENSURE Linen.:State only Deficiency.
The facility shall have available at all times a quantity of linens essential for proper care and comfort of residents.
Observations:

Based on observation and staff and resident interviews, it was determined that the facility failed to ensure adequate supplies of linens for resident use.

Findings include:

Observations of the second floor linen rooms and the clean linen carts on January 30, 2020, at approximately 9:30 AM revealed there were no washcloths and only two hand towels for use by and/or the care of 44 residents on this floor.

Observations during a tour of the facility's laundry on January 30, 2020, at approximately 10 AM revealed that there were no clean washcloths or hand towels at that time in the laundry.

During an interview January 30, 2020 at 10 AM, Employee 1 (laundry) stated that the facility did not have enough washcloths and hand towels available in the facility for all the residents. She stated that the facility has been low on these items for a few months. She also stated that she did inform her supervisor of the situation. Employee 1 further stated that the washcloths that were in stock were stained and/or threadbare.

Employee 1 explained that for the 7 AM to 3 PM shift that day, she had only 20 washcloths to send to the second floor (second floor census January 30, 2020 was 44 residents), 10 wash cloths to the third floor ( third floor resident census 39 residents on January 30, 2020) and 11 washcloths to the fourth floor (fourth floor census 40 residents on January 30, 2020).

During an interview January 30, 2020, at approximately 1:20 PM Resident 2 stated that the facility is "short on washcloths." She stated that the nurse aides use one end of a towel to wash her then use the clean end to dry her and she does not like that method.

During an interview January 30, 2020, the Nursing Home Administrator confirmed that the facility presently did not have an adequate supply of washcloths and hand towels available in the facility for resident use.



 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 02/18/2020

P1480 LINEN
1. Washcloths and hand towels have been ordered and received to ensure that there are adequate supplies for resident use.
2. Audits will be completed on all units to ensure that there is an adequate supply of washcloths and hand towels for resident use.
3. Laundry employees will be educated regarding keeping an adequate supply of washcloths and hand towels available on all units for resident use.
4. Audits will be completed daily by the NHA, or designee, for two weeks to ensure that there is an adequate supply of washcloths and hand towels on each unit for resident use. Results of these audits will be reviewed by the Quality Assurance Committee and reevaluated.


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