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Information & Ratings on Carnegie Nursing Home, Carnegie, Oklahoma
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients. Also, caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents can abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
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This Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Carnegie and Caddo County, Oklahoma. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
225 North BroadwayFinancial Penalties and Violations
Carnegie, Oklahoma 73015
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date September 12, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation date May 17, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to report a resident-to-resident altercation as abuse.” The surveyors stated that the Oklahoma State Department of Health Incident Report Form dated April 20, 2018, documented Certain Injuries instead of “Allegations of Abuse/Mistreatment.”
The surveyors say that the Incident Report noted that “this resident stated he went to his room, his roommate asked several times if he was staying in are going out, he wanted the door shut than the roommate came at him and hit him in the face 2-3 times.” The report indicates that a skilled nurse overheard the resident hollering from the room. When a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) heard the following, they “headed to the room” and saw the resident coming into the hall with a watery right eye.
The assaulting resident reported that his roommate hit him three times and he wanted the police called. The surveyors asked the Director of Nursing if they consider the event to be resident-to-resident abuse. The Director responded, “No, you almost have to know these two guys.” However, the Director stated, “no, I do not know these two guys” but saying “because it was reported, I followed through on it and reported it.”
The “facility failed to notify the Physician of a foul odor, drainage, redness, and increased necrosis of a pressure ulcer.” The “wound became infected and required surgical debridement [cutting away of dead tissue]. The resident expired.”
The surveyors reviewed medical records where no residents were identified with pressure ulcers. However, a resident’s Treatment Sheet documented skin prep and wound care. The resident’s Comprehensive Assessment documented the resident “was at risk for pressure ulcers and had one unhealed Stage I pressure ulcer with granulation tissue.” The wound was measured as 1.5 cm long by 2.0 cm and was a Stage II.”
There were notations of the medical records that indicated that the wound was “pink with minimal drainage, healing slowly, and an air mattress is used as a special device.” However, documentation shows that the resident was “sent to the emergency room to be evaluated related to respiratory concerns.”
The Hospital admission notes indicate that the resident “had a Stage II pressure ulcer to the coccyx. It documented urinary tract infection, severe dehydration, malnutrition, weakness, decubitus [ulcer], and altered mental status as the admission diagnosis.” Additionally, there “was no documentation of the Physician being notified of the status of the wound.”
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