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Provider Name: VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION OF FLORIDA
Provider Type: Hospice
Inspection Data from January 1, 2008 to present
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Survey DateInspection TypeTrack IDDeficiencyRequirement DescriptionCorrection Date
03/04/2019ComplaintOWKRNoneNoneNoneNone
10/17/2018Complaint0571NoneNoneNoneNone
09/18/2018Complaint6LYHT0096PATIENT'S MEDICAL RECORD400.611(1) An up-to-date, interdisciplinary record of care being given and patient and family status shall be kept. Records shall contain pertinent past and current medical, nursing, social, and other therapeutic information and such other information that is necessary for the safe and adequate care of the patient. Notations regarding all aspects of care for the patient and family shall be made in the record. When services are terminated, the record shall show the date and reason for termination. 11/15/2018
01/29/2018ComplaintZ21DNoneNoneNoneNone
12/22/2017Standard8CSUT0050HOSPICE RESIDENTIAL CARE(3) HOSPICE RESIDENTIAL CARE.-Hospice care and services, to the extent practicable and compatible with the needs and preferences of the patient, may be provided by the hospice care team to a patient living in an assisted living facility, adult family-care home, nursing home, hospice residential unit or facility, or other nondomestic place of permanent or temporary residence. A resident or patient living in an assisted living facility, adult family-care home, nursing home, or other facility subject to state licensing who has been admitted to a hospice program shall be considered a hospice patient, and the hospice program shall be responsible for coordinating and ensuring the delivery of hospice care and services to such person pursuant to the standards and requirements of this part and rules adopted under this part. 03/09/2018
12/22/2017Standard8CSUT0061PLAN OF CARE400.6095 (5) Each hospice, in collaboration with the patient and the patient's primary or attending physician, shall prepare and maintain a plan of care for each patient, and the care provided to a patient must be in accordance with the plan of care. The plan of care shall be made a part of the patient's medical record and shall include, at a minimum: (a) Identification of the primary caregiver, or an alternative plan of care in the absence of a primary caregiver, to ensure that the patient's needs will be met. (b) The patient's diagnosis, prognosis, and preferences for care. (c) Assessment of patient and family needs, identification of the services required to meet those needs, and plans for providing those services through the hospice care team, volunteers, contractual providers, and community resources. (d) Plans for instructing the patient and family in patient care. (e) Identification of the nurse designated to coordinate the overall plan of care for each patient and family. (f) A description of how needed care and services will be provided in the event of an emergency. (6) The hospice shall provide an ongoing assessment of the patient and family needs, update the plan of care to meet changing needs, coordinate the care provided with the patient's primary or attending physician, and document the services provided. 03/09/2018
12/22/2017Standard8CSUT0067STAFF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS- ALZHEIMER'S 400.6045(1)(b) In addition to the information provided under paragraph (a), employees who are expected to, or whose responsibilities require them to, have direct contact with participants who have Alzheimer's disease or dementia-related disorders must complete initial training of at least 1 hour within the first 3 months after beginning employment. The training must include an overview of dementias and must provide instruction in basic skills for communicating with persons who have dementia. 58A-2.027(1) Each hospice licensed under Part VI of Chapter 400, F.S., shall provide that hospice employees receive the following training: (a) Completion of the required initial one hour of training after June 30, 2003, shall satisfy the requirement referenced in subsection 400.6045(1)(b), F.S. Initial one-hour training shall address the following subject areas: 1. Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders; 2. Characteristics of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders; and 3. Communicating with patients with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Disorders. 58A-2.028(6) Certificates or copies of certificates of any training required by this rule shall be documented in the hospice's personnel files. 03/09/2018
12/22/2017Standard8CSUT0068STAFF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS-ALZHEIMER'S 400.6045(1) (c) In addition to the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b), an employee who will be providing direct care to a participant who has Alzheimer's disease or a dementia-related disorder must complete an additional 3 hours of training within 9 months after beginning employment. This training must include, but is not limited to, the management of problem behaviors, information about promoting the patient's independence in activities of daily living, and instruction in skills for working with families and caregivers. (d) For certified nursing assistants, the required 4 hours of training shall be part of the total hours of training required annually. (e) For a health care practitioner as defined in s. 456.001, continuing education hours taken as required by that practitioner's licensing board shall be counted toward the total of 4 hours. (f) For an employee who is a licensed health care practitioner as defined in s. 456.001, training that is sanctioned by that practitioner's licensing board shall be considered to be approved by the Department of Elderly Affairs. (g) The Department of Elderly Affairs or its designee must approve the required 1-hour and 3-hour training provided to employees or direct caregivers under this section. The department must consider for approval training offered in a variety of formats. The department shall keep a list of current providers who are approved to provide the 1-hour and 3-hour training. The department shall adopt rules to establish standards for the employees who are subject to this training, for the trainers, and for the training required in this section. (h) Upon completing any training described in this section, the employee or direct caregiver shall be issued a certificate that includes the name of the training provider, the topic covered, and the date and signature of the training provider. The certificate is evidence of completion of training in the identified topic, and the employee or direct caregiver is not required to repeat training in that topic if the employee or direct caregiver changes employment to a different hospice or to a home health agency, assisted living facility, nursing home, or adult day care center. (i) An employee who is hired on or after July 1, 2003, must complete the required training by July 1, 2004, or by the deadline specified in this section, whichever is later. 58A-2.027(1)(b) Completion of the required three hours of training after June 30, 2003, shall satisfy the requirement referenced in subsection 400.6045(1)(c), F.S. The three hours of training must address the following subject areas as they apply to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: 1. Behavior management; 2. Assistance with activities of daily life to promote the patient's independence; 3. Activities for patients; 4. Stress management for the care giver; 5. Family issues; 6. Patient environment; and 7. Ethical issues. 58A-2.028(6) Certificates or copies of certificates of any training required by this rule shall be documented in the hospice's personnel files. 03/09/2018
12/22/2017Standard8CSUT0096PATIENT'S MEDICAL RECORD400.611(1) An up-to-date, interdisciplinary record of care being given and patient and family status shall be kept. Records shall contain pertinent past and current medical, nursing, social, and other therapeutic information and such other information that is necessary for the safe and adequate care of the patient. Notations regarding all aspects of care for the patient and family shall be made in the record. When services are terminated, the record shall show the date and reason for termination. 03/09/2018
12/22/2017Standard8CSUT0108ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES-UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS58A-2.005 (3) Administrative Policies and Practices. (a) The administrator must be responsible for developing, documenting and implementing administrative policies and practices which are consistent with these rules, the bylaws, and the plans and decisions adopted by the governing body. These policies and practices must ensure the most efficient operation of the hospice program and the safe and adequate care of the patient and family units. These policies and practices must include: 16. Policies and procedures for implementing universal precautions as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 03/09/2018
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