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About Gino J Merli Veterans Center

General Information

Legal Business NameLegal Business Name Not Available
Ownership TypeGovernment - State
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 2009 (8 years)
Capacity196
Residents190
Percent Occupied97%
Program ParticipationMedicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Gino J Merli Veterans Center

Gino J Merli Veterans Center
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
Quality Measures Rating
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Overall Ratings of Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

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

September 30, 2015 - 14 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExit stairways and towers that are smoke proof.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAutomatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly maintained smoke detectors.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionEmergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSpecial areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.

September 25, 2015 - 15 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmComplaint+InspectionProtect each resident from mistreatment, neglect and misappropriation of personal property.
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionReasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
ESomePotential 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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop 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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.

July 7, 2015 - 17 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.

April 16, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide special eating equipment and utensils for each resident who needs them.
ESomePotential 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 InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEmploy or obtain outside professional resources to provide services in the nursing home when the facility does not employ a qualified professional to furnish a required service.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

April 1, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmFire Safety InspectionWeekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.

January 27, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintHonor a residents' rights as a residents of the nursing home, free of coercion and reprisal, and as citizens or residents of the United States.

October 24, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
GFewActual HarmHealth InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
ESomePotential 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 InspectionProvide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop 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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents have the right to have a choice over activities, their schedules, and health care according to their interests, assessments, and plans of care.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.

October 9, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved automatic sprinkler system connected to the fire alarm system.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.

April 22, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmComplaintHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.

February 4, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmComplaintPost nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.

January 22, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint1) 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.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Gino J Merli Veterans Center 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 30min
2hr 20min
ReportedExpected
CNA
50min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
50min
50min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 15min
3hr 50min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 15min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

100.0%
99.0%
99.0%
95.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
100.0%
99.4%
99.4%
94.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
32.8%
30.4%
36.8%
56.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
19.4%
13.4%
11.8%
16.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
11.8%
11.0%
6.1%
15.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
1.1%
2.1%
0.7%
8.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
10.6%
11.4%
8.0%
7.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Lose Too Much Weight
4.7%
2.9%
2.9%
5.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
3.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Have Depressive Symptoms
5.0%
6.3%
5.6%
4.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
3.8%
5.1%
4.4%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
8.0%
6.7%
5.2%
3.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
1.7%
3.3%
0.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

93.9%
87.5%
87.5%
82.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
87.9%
87.9%
87.9%
83.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
0.0%
-
-
18.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
-
-
-
2.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015PA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened