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Information & Ratings on Ballard Nursing Center, Ada, Oklahoma
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Ballard Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Ada and Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. The 73-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
201 West Fifth Street
Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Ballard Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Ballard Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, respiratory care, post-operative services, psychiatric care, cardiac disorder care, diabetic care, IV (intravenous) therapy, tracheostomy care, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Oklahoma and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
The nursing home also received eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Ada Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and Oklahoma Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #s689 date August 13, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the Oklahoma State Department of Health was notified of an Immediate Jeopardy situation related to the facility’s failure to provide supervision for a resident with known wandering behaviors to elope from the facility. The staff was unaware the resident had eloped from the facility for an unknown amount of time.”
The state surveyors inform the Administrator that an Immediate Jeopardy situation consisting of substandard quality of care had been initiated against the facility due to an incident involving elopement. The surveyor said that “a thorough investigation had not been completed, the resident had not been assessed on return to the facility, and the resident’s Care Plan had not been updated.”
Later that afternoon, the facility developed a plan of removal to relocate the resident into a Veterans Administration (VA) facility upon the family’s request. The survey team reviewed the resident’s Nurse’s Admission Assessment dated July 27, 2018, that shows of the resident was semi-ambulatory, alert, forgetful, and confused.”
The resident’s Care Plan documents that the resident “had the potential for wandering and elopement related to hallucinations and [other medical conditions].” The August 4, 2018 Nurse’s Note at 5:36 PM documented that a visitor had seen a resident “outside of the building and he did take him to [a restaurant] for lunch because that is where the resident stated he was going.”
The staff immediate left for the restaurant to pick the resident up who was sitting with the patrolman. A note documented that the facility notified the family, Physician, Director of Nursing and Administrator. However, “the clinical record contained no documentation the resident had been assessed upon re-entry to the facility.”
The “Care Plan was reviewed and had not been updated to reflect [that] the resident had eloped. The Care Plan contained no new interventions for the supervision of the resident to prevent future elopements. The documentation shows that on multiple occasions between August 6, 2018, and August 8, 2018 “the resident was observed multiple times near the exit doors. The resident was observed to push the door handles. No staff was observed nearby.”
On numerous occasions, “the resident was observed coming out of his room with a stack the clothing in his arms. The resident reported he was going home.” On three occasions on the same day within fifteen minutes, three different Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) reported that the resident was known to wander.”
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