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Whispering Pines Health Care Center

Details

Type of Ownership Non profit - Corporation
Participates in Medicare? Yes
Participates in Medicaid? Yes
Certified Beds 146
Continuing Care? No
Resident Council? Yes
Family Council? No
Multi-Home Chain? No
Located in a Hospital? No
Special Focus Facility? No

View:    Health Inspections  |  Quality Measures  |  Staffing  |  Fire Inspections

Health Inspections  

Most Recent Inspection: 04/08/2011

Date of last standard health inspection: 04/08/2011
Quality Indicator Survey No
Dates of Complaint Investigations: 04/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Total number of Health Deficiencies for this nursing home: 1
Average number of Health Deficiencies in IN: 3
Average number of Health Deficiencies in US: 3
Range of Health Deficiencies in IN: 0 - 25
Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 01/01/2012 01/04/2001 3 Few

Inspection, 01/08/2009

Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing 01/08/2009 00/08/2010 neglect or mistreatment of residents. neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report
Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention 01/08/2009 00/08/2010 investigation identification
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 01/08/2009 00/08/2010 3 Few
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. 01/08/2009 00/08/2010 3 Few

Inspection, 01/06/2008

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 01/06/2008 00/09/2009 3 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. 01/06/2008 00/09/2009 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Immediately tell the resident 01/06/2008 00/09/2009 and a family member of situations (injury/decline/ the resident's doctor

Inspection, 00/02/2008

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 2 Some
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide food in a way that meets a resident's needs. 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 2 Few
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
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. 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 2 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 2 Few
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 2 Few
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 00/02/2008 00/08/2010 3 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 Few with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Immediately tell the resident 00/02/2008 01/08/2009 and a family member of situations (injury/decline/ the resident's doctor

Inspection, 00/08/2004

Administration Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Some
Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 3 Few
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Some
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Many
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
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. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Some
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Some
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few
Help and prepare each resident for a safe and easy discharge or transfer from the nursing home. 00/08/2004 00/08/2005 2 Few

Inspection, 00/09/2003

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 00/09/2003 00/01/2004 2 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 00/09/2003 00/01/2004 3 Few

Inspection, 02/02/2002

Administration Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Some
Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 1 Some
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Some
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
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. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
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. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 3 Few
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. 02/02/2002 02/04/2003 2 Few

Nursing Home Staffing  

Information comes from data that the nursing home reports to its state agency. It contains the nursing home staffing hours for a two-week period prior to the time of the state inspection. CMS receives this data and converts it into the number of staff hours per resident per day.

National Average Average in IN Golden Living Center, Asheville
RN Staff Only1 N/A N/A 4 out of 5 stars
Total Number of Residents 86 70 109
Total, Licensed Nurse Staff Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 51 minutes 16 hours 30 minutes 1 hour 52 minutes
RN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 3 minutes 15 hours 32 minutes 45 minutes
LPN/LVN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 17 minutes 15 hours 50 minutes 1 hour 6 minutes
CNA Hours
per Resident per Day
17 hours 46 minutes 17 hours 5 minutes 2 hours 28 minutes

1 The star rating a nursing home received for the information it provided about its Registered Nurse (RN) staffing. RNs have between 2 and 6 years of education.

Quality Measures  

Information comes from data that the nursing home reports to its state agency. It contains the nursing home staffing hours for a two-week period prior to the time of the state inspection. CMS receives this data and converts it into the number of staff hours per resident per day.

Long-Term Residents

Short-Term Residents

Fire Safety Inspections

Lists the fire safety requirements that the nursing home failed to meet. Fire safety results are not included in the nursing home's Overall Rating.

Most Recent Inspection: 05/04/2011

Automatic Sprinkler Systems in all required areas Yes
Date of last standard fire safety inspection: 05/04/2011
Dates of Complaint Investigations: 04/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Total number of Fire Safety Deficiencies for this nursing home: 0
Average number of Fire Safety Deficiencies in IN: 0
Average number of Fire Safety Deficiencies in US: 2
Range of Fire Safety Deficiencies in IN: 0 - 0

Inspection, 01/01/2007

Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. 01/01/2007 03/00/2007 2 Many

Inspection, 00/04/2005

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Back-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system. 00/04/2005 00/03/2006 2 Many
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. 00/04/2005 00/03/2006 2 Many
Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly maintained smoke detectors. 00/04/2005 00/03/2006 2 Some
An approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system. 00/04/2005 00/03/2006 2 Many
Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper fire barriers, ventilation and signs for the transfilling of oxygen. 00/04/2005 00/03/2006 2 Some
 

3301 N Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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