Summary:Obtain a state survey for a skilled nursing facility.

| October 22, 2018

Summary:Obtain a state survey for a skilled nursing facility.You can do this by downloading the survey from the web athttp://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html, or by visiting the facility and obtaining the survey from the administrator. State surveys are public information and have to be available for anyone that asks for them.Please write a paper that critiques their survey.Do you think the deficiencies were valid?If their plan of correction is indicated,do youagree that their plan of correction would prevent the same deficiencies from happening in the future?What types of incidents that may be litigated could come from a result of those deficiencies and how would attorneys exploit the survey and use it to their advantage in court?Please do not be confined to these questions as you explore the survey process.Prior surveys are also available through the website given above.You can use surveys from prior years as a basis of comparison to see if the facility improved its ratings.The paper should be 5-8 pages double-spaced.The paper should be submitted no later than 11:00 p.m. PST on 10/15.Although, it is better to save your paper in the Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) with a title of the file set as your last name & “midterm” (e.g. smith_midterm.docx). You can submit through Blackboard by clicking on the title of the assignment, which opens a page where you can upload your Microsoft Word file.Required format is 12 point font with one-inch margins.Citations can be in APA or MLA format.If you have any problems submitting the assignment through Blackboard, you can e-mail the paper tojuliarwa@usc.edu.Added details re instructions:Be sure that if you use the Nursing Home Compare tool to get information about the facility that you review the full report.You can pull up the full report by clicking on the link next to the date of the last inspection, which is located under the Inspections and Complaints tab.You can use citations from the readings or your own research to support your analysis of the survey.Also, pay attention to the types of deficiencies that are documented in the survey.How many people are likely to be affected by the problem, i.e. would it impact many of the residents or few?What are the likely consequences of the deficiency?Are they serious?Look at the survey from several different perspectives – that of the administrator, the regulator/inspector, the customer/patient.Does that change your analysis of how serious the deficiencies are?You can look at the Quality Measures Tab on Nursing Home Compare tool to see an evaluation of the quality of care based on resident assessment (MDS) information.Does the Quality Measures Rating seem consistent with the inspection report?Explain why it is inconsistent or consistent with the inspection.

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