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About Palo Alto County Hospital

General Information

Legal Business NameLegal Business Name Not Available
Ownership TypeGovernment - County
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareFebruary 5, 1986 (31 years)
Capacity22
Residents20
Percent Occupied91%
Program ParticipationMedicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalYes
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Palo Alto County Hospital

Palo Alto County Hospital
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 4 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

May 27, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.

May 20, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.

March 4, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.

February 27, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Palo Alto County Hospital require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

2hr 25min
2hr
ReportedExpected
CNA
30min
30min
ReportedExpected
LPN
60min
45min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 55min
3hr 15min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

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97.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
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95.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
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39.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
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17.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
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16.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
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8.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
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6.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Lose Too Much Weight
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3.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
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5.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Have Depressive Symptoms
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6.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
With a Urinary Tract Infection
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3.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
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4.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
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0.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

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86.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
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84.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
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17.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
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1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
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1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened