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Information & Ratings on Fairview Fellowship Home For Senior Citizens, Fairview, Oklahoma
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This long-term care center is a 100-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Fairview and Major County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
605 East State Road
Fairview, Oklahoma 73737
Fairview Fellowship Home For Senior Citizens
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Fairview Fellowship Home For Senior Citizens offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care and assisted living options.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Oklahoma have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
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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 Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date June 25, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure residents were free from the use of restraints without medical symptoms and free from restraint use for staff convenience.” Additionally, the nursing home failed to “implement a gradual dose process to reduce restraints” and failed to “ensure pre-restraining assessments were performed and defined medical symptoms were provided.”
Fairview Fellowship Home also failed to “conduct re-evaluations of restraints and use; provide risks and benefits of restraints notification to family members or residents representatives; [and] document monitoring of safety checks, supervision, and release of restraints for residents’ needs.” The Assistant Director of Nursing identified “five residents utilized alarming seat belt restraints.”
In one case, a resident had a Physician’s orders to “use a sub-releasing alarm seat belt” to “help prevent independent exiting from the wheelchair.” The Physician’s orders guided the nursing staff to “check every week for the resident’s ability to self-release. Notify the Director of Nursing at the resident cannot self-release.”
While one resident’s Quarterly Assessment dated April 5, 2018, documented that the severely impaired resident utilized a wheelchair for mobility and “did not have an upper or lower range of motion deficits,” the “assessment did not identify the use of an alarming seat belt restraint for the resident.”
Alternatively, the resident’s Care Plan dated April 27, 2015, that was last updated on April 30, 2018 “did not document the use of the alarming seat belt restraint or interventions for safety, releasing for personal needs, assessment, reevaluation, or monitoring requirements.” The surveyors observed the resident on the morning of June 19, 2018, between 9:10 AM and 10:29 AM.
During that time, the resident was “in the common area of the locked dementia care unit. The resident was seated in her wheelchair [with a seat belt] secured around the resident’s waist. The seat belt was attached to an alarm which was on the back of the resident’s wheelchair.”
The surveyors asked the CNA providing the resident toileting care “why the resident requires the use of the seat belt restraint. She said [the resident] tends to jump up and run off. She can walk, but she is unsteady.” The surveyors asked the CNA “if the resident was able to release the seat belt on her own. She said, ‘Yeah, she can. It is just a safety device.’”
Later in the afternoon, the surveyors asked the CNA “if she could ask the resident to remove her alarming seat belt restraint and not provide any coaching to her. She stated she could remove the restraint if she wanted to. She then asked the resident if she could unfasten the seat belt. The resident attempted to lean forward in her wheelchair a few times and then sat back in the wheelchair. She then grabbed ahold of the seat belt with both hands. She made no other attempts to remove the seat belt. She was observed for two minutes and was not able to remove the seat belt restraint.
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