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Gino J Merli Veterans Center

Details

Type of Ownership Government - State
Participates in Medicare? No
Participates in Medicaid? Yes
Certified Beds 196
Continuing Care? No
Resident Council? Yes
Family Council? Yes
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: 05/24/2011

Date of last standard health inspection: 05/24/2011
Quality Indicator Survey No
Dates of Complaint Investigations: 04/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Total number of Health Deficiencies for this nursing home: 0
Average number of Health Deficiencies in PA: 2
Average number of Health Deficiencies in US: 3
Range of Health Deficiencies in PA: 0 - 5

Inspection, 01/01/2008

Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Protect each resident from all abuse 01/01/2008 00/01/2010 and involuntary separation from others. physical punishment
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Develop a post-discharge plan with the resident and family for the resident's care after leaving the nursing home. 01/01/2008 00/01/2010 2 Few

Inspection, 01/08/2006

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. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Few
Set up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action. 01/08/2006 02/08/2010 2 Some
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. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Some
Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Few
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Some
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 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. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Few
Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Some
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Few
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. 01/08/2006 02/08/2010 2 Some
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. 01/08/2006 02/08/2010 2 Few
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Some
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Some
Resident Assessment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 2 Few
Give residents a notice of rights, rules, services and charges. 01/08/2006 00/01/2010 1 Many

Inspection, 00/08/2006

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. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some
Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Many
Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 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. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Many
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some
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, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some

Inspection, 02/04/2005

Environmental Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Mistreatment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Quality Care Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Few
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 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. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 3 Few
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Few
Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
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, with timetables and actions that can be measured. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Few
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Limit the charges against residents' personal funds for items or services for which payment is made under Medicare or Medicaid. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 1 Some
Try to resolve each resident's complaints quickly. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some
Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. 02/04/2005 02/03/2007 2 Some

Inspection, 02/02/2002

Resident Rights Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Provide care for each resident in a way that maintains or improves their quality of life. 02/02/2002 02/03/2004 2 Some

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 PA Golden Living Center, Asheville
RN Staff Only1 N/A N/A 5 out of 5 stars
Total Number of Residents 86 112 178
Total, Licensed Nurse Staff Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 51 minutes 8 hours 16 minutes 1 hour 34 minutes
RN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 3 minutes 7 hours 26 minutes 52 minutes
LPN/LVN Hours
per Resident per Day
16 hours 17 minutes 7 hours 31 minutes 42 minutes
CNA Hours
per Resident per Day
17 hours 46 minutes 8 hours 56 minutes 2 hours 40 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: 05/03/2011

Automatic Sprinkler Systems in all required areas Yes
Date of last standard fire safety inspection: 05/03/2011
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 PA: 0
Average number of Fire Safety Deficiencies in US: 2
Range of Fire Safety Deficiencies in PA: 0 - 0

Inspection, 00/01/2007

Building Service Equipment Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. 00/01/2007 03/00/2008 2 Few
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. 00/01/2007 03/00/2008 2 Few
Emergency Plans and Fire Drills Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions. 00/01/2007 03/00/2008 2 Few
Exits and Egress Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridors or aisles that are unobstructed and are at least 8 feet in width. 00/01/2007 03/00/2008 2 Few
Illumination and Emergency Power Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly located and lighted Exit" signs." 00/01/2007 02/08/2009 2 Some
Vertical Openings Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts. 00/01/2007 03/00/2008 2 Few
Protected exits that allow the resident to escape the building. 00/01/2007 03/00/2008 2 Some

Inspection, 00/08/2006

Automatic Sprinkler Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
An approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some
Building Construction Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Approved construction type or materials. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Many
Emergency Plans and Fire Drills Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Hazardous Area Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Illumination and Emergency Power Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Medical Gases and Anesthetizing Areas Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper medical gas storage and administration areas. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some
Properly constructed piped-in oxygen systems. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Smoke Compartmentation and Control Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Proper construction of ducts through walls designed to prevent smoke passage. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Few
Vertical Openings Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts. 00/08/2006 02/03/2007 2 Some
Protected exits that allow the resident to escape the building. 00/08/2006 03/00/2008 2 Many

Inspection, 00/03/2005

Corridor Walls and Doors Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Some
Electrical Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Some
Exits and Egress Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Exit stairways and towers that are smoke proof. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Many
Fire Alarm Systems Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Few
Properly maintained smoke detectors. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Some
Smoke Compartmentation and Control Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Many
Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Some
Vertical Openings Deficiencies
Deficiency Inspection Date Correction Date Level of Harm Residents Affected
Proper stairway enclosures and vertical shafts. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Many
Exit doors that are held open by devices that will automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm or smoke detector. 00/03/2005 01/07/2006 2 Some
 

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Scranton, PA 18503

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