Indiana: 16 Nursing Homes Had Deficiency-Free Annual Surveys

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Sixteen Indiana comprehensive-care nursing homes had zero deficiencies in their annual surveys conducted from January through March 2009, state health officials announced today.

A total of 131 nursing homes in Indiana had their annual surveys during this period.

"The management and staff of these facilities are commended for their performance on what is a challenging survey process," said Terry Whitson, assistant commissioner for Health Care Regulatory Services at the Indiana State Department of Health.

"To achieve quality health care, a facility must have a well planned and executed system. Having zero deficiencies means the facility has paid close attention to quality health care components such as assessment, care planning, and care coordination."

For each annual survey of a long-term care facility, a team of three or four professional surveyors performs detailed inspections that last from four days to two weeks. The team members are registered nurses or social workers.

The annual surveys cover these areas:

· residents' rights, including admission, transfer, and discharge;
· residents' behavior and facility practices (how the facility protects its residents);
· quality of life;
· resident assessment (how the facility determines the appropriate care for each resident);
· quality of care;
· nursing services;
· physician services;
· dental services;
· infection control;
· physical environment; and
· administration.

The 16 nursing homes that had deficiency-free annual surveys in the first quarter of 2009 (listed by county of location) are:

Wedgewood Healthcare Center
101 Potters Lane
Clarksville, IN 47129, CLARK

Bertha D. Garten Ketcham Memorial Center Inc.
601 East Race Street
Odon, IN 47562, DAVIESS

Heritage House of Greensburg
410 Park Road
Greensburg, IN 47240, DECATUR

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Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center
950 North Lakeview Drive
Greensburg, IN 47240

Brookside Village Inc.
1111 Church Avenue
Jasper, IN 47546, DUBOIS

Life Care Center of La Grange
0770 North 075 East
La Grange, IN 46761, LA GRANGE

St. Vincent Orthopedic Transitional Care
2001 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260, MARION

Westminster Village North Inc.
11050 Presbyterian Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Catherine Kasper Home
9601 South Union Road
Donaldson, IN 46513, MARSHALL

Miller's Merry Manor
730 School Street
Culver, IN 46511

Morgantown Health Care-Inn
140 West Washington Street
Morgantown, IN 46160, MORGAN

Pulaski Health Care Center
624 East 13th Street
Winamac, IN 46996, PULASKI

Manderley Health Care Center
806 South Buckeye Street
Osgood, IN 47037, RIPLEY

Hamilton Communities Inc.
31869 Chicago Trail
New Carlisle, IN 46552, ST. JOSEPH

Southwood Health & Rehabilitation Center
2222 Margaret Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47802, VIGO

Golden Living Center-Golden Rule
2330 Straight Line Pike
Richmond, IN 47374, WAYNE

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