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Information & Ratings on Edmond Health Care Center, Edmond, Oklahoma
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in an Oklahoma County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, sexual, or verbal abuse by others?
If so, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Edmond Health Care Center
This center is a 109-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Edmond and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
39 East 33rd Street
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Edmond Health Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $23,425 fine on September 21, 2017, and a $27,521 fine on April 05, 2017, for a total of $50,946.
The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years 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.
The federal government and Oklahoma Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date October 2, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement their Abuse Policy for incidents related to injuries of unknown origin.” The surveyors reviewed a facility Incident Report dated August 11, 2018, that said the staff was called to a resident’s room by a family member who “pointed out wounds.” The resident was unable to “verbalize how he had gotten hurt.”
The family member stated, “she was here last night and helped him get ready for bed and [he had] no marks on him.” The injuries included faint bruising above the left thigh and an oval-shaped reddened area on the left chest with three scratches on the left forearm. The documentation shows that the resident was confused.
The report documented “the Physician was notified, and the wounds were cleansed. There is no documentation staff members attempted to determine a cause of injury of an unknown source.” The Oklahoma State Department of Health incident form dated August 11, 2018, documented that “an incident related to certain injuries was reported. The report did not document the investigative process was initiated to determine the cause of unknown or injuries and to rule out potential abuse.”
An incident report documented a month later, on September 11, 2018, revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “reported that the resident has a scratch on his left outer thigh of unknown origin. The CNA reported [to the] scapula area.” The CNA transferred the resident to bed when the abrasion appeared.
The report documented “the Physician and family were notified of the injury of unknown origin.” A Nursing Progress Notes from that day shows that the CNA “came to the nurse and stated the resident has a ‘scratch’ on his thigh area.” The wound measured 13.0 cm x 0.6 cm.
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing over the incident reports and the Oklahoma State Department of Health incident reports and asked if the injuries of unknown origin “had been investigated per the facility’s abuse policy.” The Director stated that the incident occurring on August 11, 2018 “should have been changed from certain injuries to injuries of unknown origin on the final report.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Edmond Health Care Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oklahoma County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Edmond.
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