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Information & Ratings on Blue River Healthcare Nursing Center, Tishomingo, Oklahoma
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Blue River Healthcare Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Tishomingo and Johnston County, Oklahoma. The 70-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1105 East Main
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460
Financial Penalties and Violations
Oklahoma and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Blue River Healthcare Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,750 fine on February 07, 2018, and a $2,030 fine on July 27, 2017, for a total of $11,780.
The nursing home also received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Tishomingo 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 13, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date September 13, 2018
According to state surveyors, “it was determined the facility failed to assess and monitor a pressure wound.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Nurse’s Note dated August 18, 2018, that shows of the resident “complained of pain to the right heel. The assessment revealed a blister to the right heel [measuring] 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, slowly oozing clear fluid. The Physician was notified. No order obtained for treatment of [the pressure ulcer].”
The resident’s Admission Assessment shows that the resident “was at risk for developing pressure ulcers.” However, the resident’s April 20, 2018, Care Plan “contained no documentation regarding the wound to the resident’s right heel. The clinical record contained no documentation regarding the blister/wound for eleven days.”
The state investigators interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing on September 13, 2018, who reported that “measurements of [residents’] wounds were to be completed on Wednesday. The Assistant Director was asked where the measurements had been documented.” The Assistant Director “reported the measurement should be documented on the wound assessment progress report” and stated she was not sure why the wound care nurse did not document the measurements there.
Ten minutes later, both the Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing reported that “the blister on the resident’s right heel should have been assessed and monitored appropriately since the first day it was identified. They both reported the Care Plan should have been updated to reflect the wound to the right heel.”
The nursing home “failed to provide a clinical rationale for the use of antipsychotic medications.” The facility reported that twenty-two residents were receiving antipsychotic drugs at that time.
In one incident involving a severely, cognitively impaired resident the “assessment documented no issues related to mood. The assessment documented the resident requires extensive assistance with activities of daily living [and] received antipsychotic medications seven out of the seven previous days.”
On September 12, 2018, the Assistant Director of Nursing “reported the resident had been very combative when first admitted to the facility [reporting that] she thought the resident was sent out for psychiatric evaluation and prescribed [antipsychotic medications] at that time.”
However, the Assistant Director of Nursing reported that “she understood dementia was not an appropriate [diagnoses for antipsychotic medication].”
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