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Information & Ratings on Bartlesville Health and Rehabilitation Community, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Bartlesville Health and Rehabilitation Community
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Bartlesville and Washington County, Oklahoma. The 119-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
3434 Kentucky Place
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006
Bartlesville Health and Rehabilitation Community
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bartlesville Health and Rehabilitation Community offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care and restorative care involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Oklahoma and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Bartlesville Health and Rehabilitation Community for $20,988 on September 27, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received two 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.
Bartlesville 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 Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date December 4, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure residents receive gradual dose reductions of antipsychotic medications [involving one resident] reviewed for unnecessary medications. The facility identified seventeen residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications.”
One incident involved a resident who had been receiving antipsychotic medication since admission to the facility on January 16, 2018. Of October 19, 2018, the resident’s quarterly Assessment documented the resident “had received an antipsychotic medication seven days out of the seven day look back period. The assessment documented the resident had received an antipsychotic medication on a routine basis.”
The Pharmacy Consult form dated August 1, 2018, through August 22, 2018, documented “a recommendation to attempt a gradual dose reduction of [the antipsychotic medication]. The Physician’s documented response was the resident’s target symptoms have returned or worsened following the most recent gradual dose reduction attempt at within the facility.”
The “Physician added the resident had become agitated when taken off the medication.” No other “pharmacy consultation reports related to a gradual dose reduction of [their medication] was found in the medical record.”
The state survey team asked the Assistant Director of Nursing for documentation of a reduction attempt for [decreasing the dosage of the antipsychotic medication. The Assistant Director reported “there was no documentation of a reduction attempt and that the resident had been receiving the dosage of 25 mg twice daily while at the facility.
The surveyors interviewed with the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who worked for the facility for three years and had worked with the resident since they had been admitted. The LPN was asked why the resident had been prescribed the medication. The LPN replied that the resident was agitated and had delusions.
The LPN further stated that “the resident mostly remained calm but had incidents of verbal agitation and the belief that she had a car outside the facility. She further stated the resident had rarely attempted to go outside to the car.” The surveyors observed the resident “sitting in the dining room. She appeared alert and stated that she had a good day thus far. She reported no problems with her medications.”
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