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This paper is supposed to report on the most that have been carried out at the Northern Cochise Nursing Home, both by the state and . However, the only recent report identified was for a out on 17th august 2010. There was no record of an inspection carried out by the state. Thus the paper will analyze the findings of the state survey in terms of the deficiencies identified. The paper will also identify whether the deficiency has been corrected or not.
The most recent state health inspection survey on the Northern Cochise nursing home was conducted on 17 August 2010. In the inspection, deficiencies were identified in the following areas.
Table 1: Health inspection report conducted by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
CATEGORY SEVERITY DEFICIENCY
Quality Care Deficiencies Minimal harm or potential for actual harm The institution was violating the rule that requires nursing homes to have a registered nurse at the nursing home for at least 8 hours a day for 7 days a week
Resident Rights Deficiencies Minimal harm or potential for actual harm The Northern Cochise Nursing home was not disclosing all information to residents in regard to their health status. Therefore it was violating the rule that requires the residents to be informed completely about their health status.
Resident Rights Deficiencies Potential for minimal harm Regarding residents money and other properties that are deposited at the home, the Nursing home was found to be violating the rule that requires them to properly hold, secure and manage each residents personal money which is deposited with the nursing home (Northern Cochise Nursing Home ).
Resident Rights Deficiencies Potential for minimal harm Additional laws by the state of Arizona require nursing homes to inform residents about the availability of Medicaid benefits. This deficiency was noted and the institution asked to correct this by informing each resident who can get Medicaid benefits about 1) which items and services Medicaid covers and which the resident must pay for; or 2) how to apply for Medicaid, along with the names and addresses of State groups that can help (Northern Cochise Nursing Home ).
Correction of the above identified deficiencies
Following the findings of the health inspection carried out by Arizona Department of Health Services, the management of the Northern Cochise Nursing home took immediate steps to correct the deficiencies. The hospital worked out a plan to ensure that there was a registered nurse present at the Nursing home for at least 8 hours a day for 7 days a week (Arizona Department of Health Services). This is important because the residents are in most who are afflicted by several conditions. Thus the presence of a registered nurse ensures that standardized guidelines to guard against development and worsening of the disease (ANCC Certification).
Regarding the deficiency on informing patients about their health status, the nursing home took appropriate steps to ensure that all residents are promptly informed about their current health status. Such information is not only important from the legal aspect alone, its also vital for the residents to plan, especially because they are responsible for their own upkeep (Vahakangas and Noro 30).