PROSPECT NURSING HOME

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Prospect Nursing Home. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

PROSPECT NURSING HOME
34 PROSPECT STREET
NORTH BENNINGTON, VT 05257
(802) 447-7144

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

95%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 20
  • Certified Beds: 21

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Not Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Bennington | Brattleboro | Vernon

Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from November through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Reduced Physical Function". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Prospect Nursing Home. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- Less restorative nursing
58.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
42.0%
Total Percent:100.0%
 

Rating Details For Prospect Nursing Home

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours34 Minutes40 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 19 Minutes31 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 54 Minutes2 Hours and 52 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 53 Minutes1 Hour and 11 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours3 Hours and 48 Minutes4 Hours and 3 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Vermont are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityVermont Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season90-100%95%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain2%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased27%16%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious9%21%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair2%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection14%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder6%7%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores11%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight-8%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 10/05/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/15/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/16/2008
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 09/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Keep Sound Levels Comfortable.
  • Inspection Date: 09/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 10/05/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/26/2010

Pharmacy Service

1) Make Sure That Residents Who Take Drugs Are Not Given Too Many Doses or for Too Long; 2) Make Sure That the Use of Drugs is Carefully Watched; or 3) Stop or Change Drugs That Cause Unwanted Effects.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/29/2008

Quality Care

Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/29/2008
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/29/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/29/2008
Give Professional Services That Follow Each Resident's Written Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 09/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 09/02/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/24/2009

Resident Assessment

1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 02/12/2009

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 12/12/2008

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Prospect Nursing Home, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/20/2010
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/20/2010
Make Sure That a Working Call System is Available in Each Resident's Room or Bathroom and Bathing Area.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/20/2010

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have 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.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/04/2008
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 05/08/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/04/2008

Resident Rights

Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Complaint Filed: 06/09/2010
  • Correction Date: 07/20/2010

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Prospect Nursing Home had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 10/26/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 10/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/10/2010

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 10/26/2010
  • Correction Date: 10/29/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 08/31/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/28/2009

Illumination and Emergency Power

Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 11/19/2008
  • Correction Date: 11/20/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Aging and Independent living - Retrieved 2011