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Information & Ratings on Cimarron Nursing Center, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
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This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Kingfisher and Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. The 92-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
905 Beall Road
Kingfisher, Oklahoma 73750
Cimarron Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Cimarron Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, short-term rehab, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, and restorative care involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Federal agencies and the State of Oklahoma have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Cimarron Nursing Center for $6,500 on August 07, 2018, citing substandard care. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Oklahoma Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Responsible Party of a Decline in the Resident’s Health – citation #F580 date August 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date August 7, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure a resident’s physician was notified of a change in condition regarding weight loss.” Records indicated the resident weighed 220.6 pounds in November 2017 and dropped a 184.0 pounds by June 2018. The Consult Dietitian recommended on May 21, 2018, to “notify the Physician of significant weight loss changes for the resident.” However, “there was no documentation to indicate the Physician had been notified of the resident’s weight loss.”
Records indicated the resident’s diabetic diet and noted that the weight was stable. Also, “the Physician had not signed the report.” The resident’s Quarterly Assessment documented that the resident “was cognitively intact and required supervision for eating.” The last Care Plan documented “a problem related to nutritional status. The Care Plan did not address the resident’s weight loss with interventions.”
The nursing home “failed to develop/implement interventions to ensure resident did not develop an avoidable pressure ulcer.” The resident’s Annual Assessment documented that the resident “was at risk for the development of pressure ulcers and had a Stage II pressure ulcer. The assessment documented skin and ulcer treatments included the application of non-surgical dressings. There was no documentation in the assessment indicating the use of pressure reducing devices for her chair and bed or turning and repositioning.”
The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) concerning interventions used to implement the prevention of the resident from developing pressure ulcers. The LPN replied that the nursing home was using nutrition as an intervention. The Consultant Dietitian’s Note indicated that the resident had a Stage III pressure ulcer on the coccyx. The dietitian recommended a powdered mix to be given at lunch and dinner.
Additionally, the LPN stated that they were encouraging the resident to reposition “by spending less time in her wheelchair.” However, the LPN said that the resident had been non-compliant and “wanted to stay in her wheelchair most of the time.”
There was “no documentation in the Care Plan to indicate education regarding turning/repositioning had been provided to the resident.” The Care Plan “did not address the resident’s non-compliance.” The LPN verified that the resident’s pressure ulcer could have been prevented had the nursing home implemented the dietary recommendations.
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