Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Effect of Staffing on Quality of Care at Nursing Facilities - Mountain View Community Living Center," (A-04-04-04000)

February 12, 2004


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (357 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The objective of this review was to determine whether Mountain View was in compliance with Federal and State staffing laws and regulations for nursing homes.  We found, with minor exceptions, that Mountain View complied with Federal and State staffing laws and regulations.  For one direct care employee, Mountain View did not comply with the State background check requirement.  We also noted differences in the direct care hours per resident per day that we calculated and the hours of care reported in the Nursing Home Compare website.  Mountain View agreed to take corrective action to assure that it obtains background checks on all new employees and prohibits employees from working directly with the residents if the background checks are not received by the facility.  Mountain View also agreed to establish a control to independently confirm the validity of the direct care hours that are provided to the Georgia State Survey Agency for input into the Nursing Home Compare website.