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ALLIED SERVICES CENTER CITY SKILLED NURSING
Building Inspection Results

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ALLIED SERVICES CENTER CITY SKILLED NURSING
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ALLIED SERVICES CENTER CITY SKILLED NURSING - 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 March 19, 2024, at Allied Services Center City Skilled Nursing, it was determined there were no deficiencies identified with the requirements of 42 CFR 483.73.




 Plan of Correction:


Initial comments:Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0000


Facility ID# 600602
Component 01
Main Building

Based on a Medicare/Medicaid Recertification Survey completed on March 19, 2024, it was determined that Allied Services Center City Skilled Nursing 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 four story, Type II (222), fire resistive building, with a partial basement, that is fully sprinklered.



 Plan of Correction:


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
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Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0363

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain corridor openings in one location, affecting one of five floors.

Findings include:

1. Observation on March 19, 2024, at 11:02 a.m., revealed the second floor, Lounge/Dayroom door required adjustment to fully latch.

Exit interview with the Facilities Manager on March 19, 2024, between 11:35 a.m., and 11:45 a.m., confirmed the corridor opening deficiency.



 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/12/2024

The second floor Lounge/Day Room door will be adjusted to ensure proper operations and maintain positive latching.


The facilities computerized maintenance system will schedule a work order to inspect all door closures for proper operation and adjust as necessary to maintain positive door latching.

NFPA 101 STANDARD Gas Equipment - Cylinder and Container Storag: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.
Gas Equipment - Cylinder and Container Storage
Greater than or equal to 3,000 cubic feet
Storage locations are designed, constructed, and ventilated in accordance with 5.1.3.3.2 and 5.1.3.3.3.
>300 but <3,000 cubic feet
Storage locations are outdoors in an enclosure or within an enclosed interior space of non- or limited- combustible construction, with door (or gates outdoors) that can be secured. Oxidizing gases are not stored with flammables, and are separated from combustibles by 20 feet (5 feet if sprinklered) or enclosed in a cabinet of noncombustible construction having a minimum 1/2 hr. fire protection rating.
Less than or equal to 300 cubic feet
In a single smoke compartment, individual cylinders available for immediate use in patient care areas with an aggregate volume of less than or equal to 300 cubic feet are not required to be stored in an enclosure. Cylinders must be handled with precautions as specified in 11.6.2.
A precautionary sign readable from 5 feet is on each door or gate of a cylinder storage room, where the sign includes the wording as a minimum "CAUTION: OXIDIZING GAS(ES) STORED WITHIN NO SMOKING."
Storage is planned so cylinders are used in order of which they are received from the supplier. Empty cylinders are segregated from full cylinders. When facility employs cylinders with integral pressure gauge, a threshold pressure considered empty is established. Empty cylinders are marked to avoid confusion. Cylinders stored in the open are protected from weather.
11.3.1, 11.3.2, 11.3.3, 11.3.4, 11.6.5 (NFPA 99)
Observations:
Name: MAIN BUILDING 01 - Component: 01 - Tag: 0923

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain cylinder storage in one location, affecting one of five floors.

Findings include:

1. Observation on March 19, 2024, at 10:42 a.m., revealed two unsecured "H" tanks, located at the fourth floor Nurse's Station.

Exit interview with the Facilities Manager on March 19, 2024, between 11:35 a.m., and 11:45 a.m., confirmed the cylinder storage deficiency.



 Plan of Correction - To be completed: 04/12/2024

The "H" cylinder O2 tanks have been secured.

The facility and security staff will continue to ensure all "H" cylinders are properly secured and chained. The computerized maintenance system will schedule a task to check that all "H" cylinders are secured and the completed work order information will be stored.



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