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Information & Ratings on Cedar Creek Nursing Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Cleveland County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Cedar Creek Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Norman and Cleveland County, Oklahoma. The 89-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
600 24th Avenue Southwest
Norman, Oklahoma 73069
Cedar Creek Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Cedar Creek Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes restorative care including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Oklahoma and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
The nursing home also received eight 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.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 21, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #441 date August 21, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to provide supervision to prevent falls and to consistently identify and implement interventions to aid in the prevention of further falls.” The “facility identified seventy-four residents who resided in the facility who were at risk for falls.”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “had periods of altered levels of consciousness and wandering. The resident used a walker for mobility and was always incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
A review of the February 9, 2017, Incident Report documented that “the resident stumbled over the wheel of another resident’s wheelchair and fell. The resident sustained [injuries]. No new interventions were implemented.”
Three days later, a new incident report documented that “the resident tripped over his own feet and fell. The resident sustained [injuries]. No new interventions were implemented.” Ten days later, on February 22, 2017, a new incident report documented that “the resident was found sitting up against his chest of drawers. No injuries reported. No new interventions were implemented.”
Ten subsequent incident reports documented between March 17, 2017, and August 14, 2017, noted multiple incidents of the resident falling without any interventions implemented in the care plan. In one incident occurring on August 14, 2017, the resident sustained injuries.
The survey team interviewed the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator to ask if “there was any documentation to indicate the root causes of the resident’s falls identified and new interventions being implemented after each fall.” The Coordinator stated, “No.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure proper hand hygiene was performed between wound dressing changes during resident care” and failed to clean linens and store them properly. The survey team observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing a wound dressing change but did not “wash or sanitize her hands [before] or after entering the resident’s room.”
The LPN was observed removing the resident’s dressing that “was saturated from exudate from the wound, disposed of the dressing, removed and disposed [her] gloves, then donned clean gloves. She was not observed to wash or sanitize her hands” in accordance with infection control protocols.
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