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Information & Ratings on Artesian Home Nursing Center, Sulphur, Oklahoma
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Murray County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for any harm rightfully accountable.Artesian Home Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 72-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Sulphur and Murray County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1415 West 15th Street
Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086
Artesian Home Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Artesian Home Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes social services, an activities program, and rehabilitation services.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Oklahoma Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #580 date April 2, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date April 2, 2018
According to investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to notify the physician when [two residents] reviewed experienced changes in condition.” In one incident involving a severely, cognitively impaired resident, an assessment determined that the resident “was at risk for developing a pressure ulcer. The assessment documented the resident requires a pressure-reducing device for her bed.”
A January 12, 2018 Nurse’s Notes indicated that the resident had a Stage II pressure ulcer noted to the coccyx measuring 1.5 cm x 0.4 cm x <0.2 centimeters. The resident’s Physician provided special instructions to treat the pressure ulcer until it was resolved. By February 23, 2018, the Nurse’s Notes indicated that the resident developed an additional Stage II pressure ulcer to the right buttocks. There was limited information about the “newly developed pressure ulcer.”
The surveyors noted that “the clinical record contained no documentation the Physician had been notified of yellow drainage and the wound to the coccyx” that was documented in a Nurse’s Note dated March 16, 2018. A Stage I pressure ulcer developing in the lumbar back on the left side was documented two days later on March 18, 2018. The “clinical record contained no documentation of a follow-up to the above Nurse's Note. The clinical record contained no new orders.”
The nursing home “failed to utilize a gait belt to transfer one resident observed for safe transfers.” A January 28, 2018 Nurse’s Note documented that the resident “had been up in a wheelchair since this morning. The Nurse’s Note documented the resident was assisted to bed after lunch and [seemed to be] afraid that she will fall when being transferred, even with reassurance from staff.”
Additional documentation including an assessment noted that the resident “had experienced falls.” The resident’s Care Plan dated January 31, 2018 “did not address that the staff was to transfer the resident.” On March 26, 2018, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was observed to assist the resident to the wheelchair. The resident was unable to stand without assistance.”
The CNA placed “her arms underneath the resident’s arms and instructed the resident to place her arms around the CNA’s neck. The resident was unable to assist in the transfer from the chair to the wheelchair.” A Registered Nurse (RN) verified that the resident should be transferred using a gait belt.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Artesian Home Nursing Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Murray County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Sulphur.
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