Environment Category
     

  Criteria in the environment category concern resident comfort and safety, as well as, facility housekeeping, maintenance and sanitation. A facility must provide a safe, functional, sanitary and comfortable environment for the residents, staff and the public.
  1. The facility provides a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment. (42 CFR 483.15(h) 1) F 252 )
  2. The facility has implemented and followed procedures to provide housekeeping and maintenance services. (42 CFR 483.15(h) (2) F 253 )
  3. The facility provides residents with clean bedding and linens that are in good condition. (42 CFR 483.15(h) (3) F 254 )
  4. Revised on August 6, 2007 - The facility must ensure that the resident environment remains as free of accident hazards as is possible; and each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents. (42CFR 483.25(h) F 323 )

Before August 6, 2007 -The facility ensures that the resident environment remains as free of accident hazards as is possible. (42 CFR 483.25(h) (1) F 323 )
  5. The facility must ensure that the nurses' station is equipped to receive resident call through a communication system from resident rooms, toilet and bathing facilities. (42 CFR 483.70(f) F 463 )
  6. Other environmental conditions. The facility must provide a safe, functional, sanitary and comfortable environment for residents, staff and the public. (42 CFR 483.70(h) F 465 )
  7. The facility maintains an effective pest control program so that the facility is free of pests and rodents. (42 CFR 483.70(h) (4) F 469 )
     

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