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Information & Ratings on Elmbrook Home Nursing Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Oklahoma.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Carter County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Elmbrook Home Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 126-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Ardmore and Carter County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1811 9th Street Northwest
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Elmbrook Home Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Elmbrook Home Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes social services, and activities program, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Oklahoma and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Elmbrook Home Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $35,577 fine on March 27, 2017, and a $12,042 fine on January 20, 2017, for a total of $47,619.
The nursing home also received three 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- 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 March 27, 2017
The state surveyors initiated an Immediate Jeopardy situation related to the facility’s failure to notify the physician concerning “changes in condition, or clinical complications, and when the resident was not receiving medications or treatments as ordered.” The nursing home never notified the Physician when the resident developed a serious medical condition, the resident’s “oxygen saturation’s were low while receiving oxygen, diabetic medications were not administered as ordered, daily weights were not obtained as ordered, and breathing treatments were not administered as ordered.”
As a result of poor care, the resident was admitted to the hospital. “A chest x-ray obtained to the hospital on the same day documented an impression of cardiomegaly with mild vascular congestion and small bilateral effusions with the left effusion.”
The Oklahoma State Department of Health “verified an Immediate Jeopardy situation existed related to the facility’s failure to provide notification of changes in resident conditions or clinical complications to Physicians.” As a result of the failure, “all licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have been placed on suspension until in-service on properly assessing, monitoring, and intervening when a change in resident status has been identified.”
Also, “all licensed RNs and LPNs have/will be in-service on notification of change to Physician. All current residents’ medications have been checked to ensure all prescribed medications are available for administration per Physician’s orders.” Additionally, “all RNs and LPNs have/will be in-serviced on ensuring breathing treatment are given per Physician’s orders [and] all CMAs and CNAs have/will be in-service on notifying Charge Nurse when they identify a resident has a change in condition.”
The facility had been informed that an Immediate Jeopardy was removed when all components of the plan of removal had been implemented. The deficiency remained at actual harm level at a pattern.”
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