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Information & Ratings on Callaway Nursing Home, Sulphur, Oklahoma
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Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Oklahoma has risen significantly over the last few years.
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Callaway Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Sulphur and Murray County, Oklahoma. The 86-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1300 West Lindsey
Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086
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. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
This nursing home also received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Sulphur Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Oklahoma and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #at 610 date January 30, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 16, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse.” Also, “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate allegations of misappropriation of property (medications) for [two other residents].”
One incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who was documented as having “mild depression and resisting care for one to three days of the look-back period.” An October 22, 2017 nurse’s note documented that the resident had reported a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “slapped her. A housekeeper reported she observed the resident kick the CNA and slap herself. The note documented the resident had no reddened area. The note documented that the Physician, family, and Administrator were notified of the incident.”
The surveyors reviewed the state reportable incident report dated October 22, 2017. The document shows that the resident reported to the Charge Nurse that “an Aide had slapped her on the right cheek.” The investigator stated that when they talked to the resident about the incident, “she does not know what I am talking about. The complaint could not be substantiated.”
The surveyors asked the Administrator “who she interviewed during the investigation?” The Administrator reported the resident would be interviewed “if it was possible, in this case, we had talked to the family.” Also, they spoke with the CNA and the housekeeper who witnessed the event.
However, the Administrator stated, “I do not have any documentation.” The Administrator stated that she “thought the CNA should have been suspended until the investigation was completed” as per “our policy.” It was also noted that “the investigative report contained no documentation other staff members or residents had been questioned [regarding] the allegation.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the environment remained free from accident hazards by not maintaining a treatment cart to be locked in ensuring adequate staff provided transfer assistance for [one resident] reviewed for supervision and accident prevention.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that documents the resident “was a high risk for falls.” Further documentation shows that the resident “tended to lower herself during transfers at times and for the staff to use two persons to assist for safety.” The August 14, 2017 incident/accident report documents that the resident “was getting up in the wheelchair using the standup lift. The section also documenting steps taken to prevent recurrence noted “use two staff or safety while using the lift.”
The Director of Nursing “reported the resident had refused the total lift and did not care for the use of the gait belt.”
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Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Callaway Nursing Home? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Murray County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Sulphur.
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