Most Common Citations for Assisted Livings in Texas
Building in good repair
Summary: The facility failed to ensure that the building was properly maintained. Example:
An extension cord was connected to a loose electrical outlet.
Tree limbs were caught on the power line in the facility’s front yard.
(GFCI) Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection was not provided in the kitchen.
Interior wall and ceiling surfaces not covered properly
The return air vents were left exposed when the HVAC system was installed at the facility.
It appears that plumbing work was completed at the facility but sheetrock was not replaced, exposing studs.
Disposal of waste and trash
Example: There was an overﬂow of waste in the main living area trash containers. On the second day of the survey (Tuesday), the trash was still located in the same place. There are trash containers in the alleyway behind the facility, as the supervisor told the surveyor that “trash pickup is on Thursdays, and we collect it all and take it out on Wednesday morning.” There are trash bins in the alleyway behind the facility.
Adequate light levels
Example: There were multiple locations throughout the facility where the lighting levels were not kept at 50 fc.
Summary: Inspection, testing and maintenance of the sprinkler system were not performed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association 25.
Example: There was no interconnected automatic smoke detection and alarm initiation system installed in the facility.
Fire alarm and sprinkler systems
The facility did not have a ﬁre alarm system installed.
Battery operated smoke detectors that do not report to a ﬁre alarm system had been installed inside the facility.
Example: The facility failed to document, or conduct required ﬁre drills.
Contract to Maintain Alarm System
Inspecting, testing, and maintaining ﬁre alarms were not covered by a written contract with a ﬁre alarm company.
Every six months, the facility failed to inspect its ﬁre alarm system.
Resident Assessment Service Plan
Summary: According to the complaint, the facility did not ensure that the resident’s service plan was approved and signed by a person responsible for the resident’s health care decisions or that it was updated annually and whenever there was a signiﬁcant change in the resident’s health, or that care was provided to the resident based on that assessment.
The resident or responsible party did not approve or sign the individual service plan.
Assessments were not updated annually or when a signiﬁcant change in the resident’s condition occurred.
Based on the resident’s assessment, the facility did not provide care and services