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Information & Ratings on Ayers Nursing Home, Snyder, Oklahoma
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout Oklahoma are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Kiowa County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Ayers Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Snyder and Kiowa County, Oklahoma. The 97-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
801 B Street
Snyder, Oklahoma 73566
Ayers Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ayers Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes Alzheimer’s/dementia care, dietary services, social services, and restorative care including speech, occupational and physical therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Oklahoma and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date October 16, 2018
According to state surveyors, it was determined the facility “failed to ensure bed rails had not been utilized as a restraint for [four residents] reviewed for using bed rails.” This deficient practice “had the potential to affect all eighty residents.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan dated June 21, 2018, that show that the resident “used side rails related to confusion and the facility was to have ensured a valid consent was in the medical record [before] having initiated the use of the restraint.” However, “the clinical record had not documented the Physician’s orders.”
The survey team observed the resident on the morning of October a 2018 “in bed with two half bed rails in the up position.” Two days later in the morning, the resident “was asked if she would have been able to lower the bed rails while in bed. She stated she did not think she could.”
Later that afternoon, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was asked if the bed rails were used while the resident was in bed. She stated, ‘yes, because she rolls, it is for her safety.’”
The surveyors reviewed a second resident’s Quarterly Assessment that did not document the use of bed rails. Also, the resident’s Care Plan “had not documented the use of bed rails.” On October 8, 2018, at 2:35 PM, the surveyors observed the resident’s “bed with a full bed rail in the up position on the underside that was not against the wall. He was lying in bed with his eyes closed.”
Approximately forty-five minutes later, “the resident was observed lying in bed with his eyes closed. The full bed rail was away from the wall on his bed and was in the up position.” A few minutes later, the surveyors asked the CNA “why they had been using a full bed rail.” The CNA stated that “the rail was up because the resident tried to get up and could fall.” The resident was observed the following day in the afternoon “lying on his bed with his eyes closed. The full bed rail away from his wall was in the up position.”
The survey team asked two CNAs “why the resident’s bed rail had been up.” One CNA stated that “it was because he would try to get up.” A few months later, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was asked the same question and stated that “he would try to get up.”
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