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Top 10 #LTC Deficiencies, Top 10 Troubled States

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The latest Top 10 regarding nationwide nursing facility survey citations is out.  Indiana makes the list as one of the states with the most serious deficiencies.  Having participated in survey management in several states, ISDH surveyors consistently are definitely thorough, in my experience.  F-tags among the top 10 include F241 (Dignity), F329 (Unnecessary Medication), F279 (Develop Comprehensive Care Plans), F309 (Highest Practicable Well-Being), F323 (Accidents and Hazards) and F281 (Professional Standards).  

Social Service staff has the potential to be directly involved in these 6 tags.  A functioning Behavior Management program helps with F323 and F329, timely and accurate documentation assists with F279 and F281, and proper observations and psychosocial interventions can cover F309 and F241.  

  • Is your Behavior Management program truly working?  
  • Is it utilized effectively and do the direct caregivers understand the potential benefits of behavioral interventions?  
  • Are Social Service staff made aware of important resident changes in order to intervene and update care plans as appropriate?  
  • Does the Social Service department have systems in place for time management in order to be able to document in a timely manner?  

If your facility needs assistance with Social Service and/or survey management,
contact SHC and we'll schedule a visit to continue improving Quality of Life services.

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