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Information & Ratings on Eastwood Manor Nursing Center, Commerce, Oklahoma
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Eastwood Manor Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 80-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Commerce and Ottawa County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
6th and Highway 69
Commerce, Oklahoma 74339
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of Oklahoma and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Eastwood Manor Nursing Center for $3,973 on November 21, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Commerce 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure a Resident Receives an Accurate Assessment by a Qualified Health Professional – citation #F278 date July 13, 2016
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date July 13, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to accurately assess a resident for falls.” The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who requires “extensive assistance with most activities of daily living” and “had one fall with no injury.”
The resident’s February 15, 2016, Care Plan documents that “the resident was at risk for falls. The Care Plan documented the resident would remain free from falls for the next ninety days.” Interventions included keeping the room and corridors well-lit and keeping the adjustable bed in the low position for safe transfers.” Other interventions included staff assisting the resident during transfers because of an unsteady gait/balance and have the resident use their wheelchair as their main mode of mobility.”
However, documentation shows that the resident had two falls including one on February 13, 2016, and another on February 25, 2016. Documentation involving the second incident indicated the resident “was found on the floor in front of her recliner in her room. The note documented the resident had a small bump to the left side of her head.”
Thirteen days later on March 10, 2016, a 4:00 PM, a Nurse’s Note documented that “the resident fell while attempting to get out of her recliner.” The note documented the resident had no injuries from the fall. The resident’s quarterly assessment dated May 15, 2016 documents that the resident had experienced “no falls.” The surveyors asked the Assistant Director of Nursing about the inaccuracy in the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment. The Assistant Director stated that “she must have just overlooked them [the falls].”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure the glucometer was clean according to standards of practice between residents when obtaining fingerstick blood sugar checks for [five residents].” The surveyors reviewed the facility’s glucometer policy that states that the “machine will be cleaned after each use.”
The facility Director of Nursing was asked: “what the procedure was used for cleaning the glucometer?” The Director responded “the glucometer should be cleaned before and after each use with an antimicrobial wipe. He states the wipes work on each of the medication cards.”
However, the surveyors observed a Registered Nurse (RN) obtaining a fingerstick blood sugar check on a resident who failed to follow established protocols to prevent the spread of infection.
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