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Information & Ratings on Brookside Nursing Center, Madill, Oklahoma
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
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This nursing facility is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Madill and Marshall County, Oklahoma. The 140-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
310 Brookside Drive
Madill, Oklahoma 73446
Brookside Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brookside Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, IV (intravenous) therapy, medication management, individualized treatment programs, and restorative care involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Both the federal government and the state of Oklahoma can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed five monetary penalties against Brookside Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $11,661 fine on September 20, 2017, a $10,626 fine on April 19, 2017, a $94,341 fine on April 19, 2017, a $2,024 fine on January 04, 2017, and a $2,937 fine on September 19, 2016, for a total of $121,589.
The nursing home also received nine 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.
The state of Oklahoma and the federal government regularly updates their long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date February 28, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Are Free from Significant Medication Errors – citation #F760 date December 27, 2018
According to surveyors, the facility “failed to accurately complete the infection control log to include cultured infectious organisms for tracking and trending purposes.” The facility’s policy to control infections involve determining the “sources of relevant data that can be used for outcome surveillance for infections, antibiotic use, and susceptibility.”
These control measures often include laboratory cultures and other diagnostic tests that identify “potential infections to detect clusters, trends, or susceptibility patterns.” The surveyors reviewed the past five months (January through May) log documents. However, “no organisms cultured had been listed or identified in the tracking forms.”
The survey team interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing who reported “she knew wound and urine cultures were identified organisms that were obtained. The Assistant Director was shown the infection control log which no cultures were documented to identify infectious organisms.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing reported, “the computer system may not allow the organism identification to be entered or it may have been a user problem.” The Corporate Nurse “reported the organisms had not been tracked.”
The facility “failed to administer her eye drops as ordered by the Physician.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Quarterly Assessment that shows of the cognitively intact resident “had no issues with decision-making.”
The resident’s Progress Note dated December 26, 2018 documents “the pharmacy had been called again regarding Prolensa eye drops. The note documented the resident had pain, redness, and swelling to the right eye. The note documented the Physician had been called and an appointment was scheduled for [the next day].”
However, a review of the Treatment Record recorded that there was “no doses of Prolensa given.” A treatment note documented in the treatment record showed that “an order for Prolensa was changed on December 26, 2018, it would be started when the medication came in.”
The resident was observed on December 27, 2018, with a pink right eyelid that appears to be swollen. The Director of Nursing reported, “an order was received to discontinue the eye drops until the medication could be obtained.”
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