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Overall Rating 3.8 / 5.0 ★★★★★

  • ★★★★★ 7 months ago

    Takes care of vets like ME. Caring people

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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 (9 years)
Capacity196
Residents148
Percent Occupied76%
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 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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RN Staff Rating

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

December 8, 2016 - 12 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep all essential equipment working safely.
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 InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProperly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionConduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionPost nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .

September 1, 2016 - 15 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential 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.

May 26, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmComplaintDevelop 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 HarmComplaintSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaintProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.

March 18, 2016 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
FManyPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
ESomePotential for HarmComplaint+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 HarmComplaint+InspectionProvide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionPrepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionHire sufficient dietary support personnel.
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 InspectionGive residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionLet residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives.

October 20, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmComplaintEnsure that residents are fully informed and understand their health status, care and treatments.

September 25, 2015 - 2 years 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 - 2 years ago

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

January 27, 2015 - 3 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.

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 55min
2hr 25min
ReportedExpected
CNA
60min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
1hr
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
4hr 55min
3hr 55min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

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

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

99.0%
95.8%
95.8%
95.8%
95.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
100.0%
100.0%
99.4%
98.7%
94.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
30.5%
23.2%
34.0%
36.4%
56.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
25.7%
22.7%
21.7%
23.2%
22.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
43.7%
0.0%
0.0%
9.1%
19.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
15.7%
13.5%
12.2%
13.2%
16.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
13.6%
12.4%
10.9%
14.3%
15.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
0.0%
3.6%
1.5%
3.0%
7.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
8.6%
9.0%
9.9%
9.0%
7.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
5.5%
2.9%
2.0%
1.9%
5.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
0.6%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
2.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
5.6%
8.2%
4.5%
7.3%
4.0%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
1.7%
1.8%
1.9%
2.7%
3.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
5.1%
7.5%
5.3%
7.6%
2.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
4.4%
4.7%
2.6%
2.0%
0.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

85.7%
90.0%
76.2%
-
82.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
87.9%
89.7%
89.7%
89.7%
81.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
-
-
-
-
62.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
-
-
-
-
17.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
-
-
-
-
1.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
-
-
1.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016PA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened



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