Preparing for a Long Term Care survey can be a daunting task. LTC Midwest can help your facility prepare for state and federal surveys with the services listed below.
Mock Survey Assistance for Swing Bed, Nursing Home (NF or SNF) and Assisted Living Facilities
Our qualified consultants will look at all areas of your long term care and/or skilled nursing facility. We will make an assessment in terms of compliance to the regulations according to the QI Survey Model, and prepare a report of the results for you. Our team will also provide recommendations on how to correct problem areas.
Our consultants will review the resident interview process in preparation for your upcoming survey. We recommend to complete this at least 90 days before your survey anniversary date, if not earlier. The resident interview process can help identify and correct potential areas of concern or grievances before the survey.
We will meet with your administrator and supervisory team to thoroughly review the report and recommendations. We will also be available to assist in the implementation of the corrective measures.
Understanding Survey Processes for Long-Term Care Facilities
Investigation Protocols of the new survey process, including:
- Weight Loss
- Pressure Sores
- Standard Guidelines for Staffing
- Adverse Drug Reactions
- Environmental/Life Safety Code
Review of Survey Tasks
- Off-Site Survey Preparation
- On-Site Preparation and Entrance Conference
- Initial Tour
- Stage I Survey Tasks
- Non-Staged Survey Tasks
- Transition from Stage I to Stage II Tasks
- Stage II Survey Tasks
- Analysis & Decision Making
- Exit Conference
Sentinel events are unexpected occurrences involving death or serious physical or psychological injury of a resident. These events require immediate investigation and response.
Three Quality Indicators can trigger sentinel events. We can help your facility provide better documentation and care to avoid them.
- Pressure sores in low-risk residents
- Fecal impaction
Quality Indicators for Nursing Home Facilities
LTC Midwest can review all of the quality indicators and how they impact resident care when preparing for a survey. We will also review how the quality indicators impact the state and federal survey process.