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Information & Ratings on Geary Community Nursing Home, Geary, Oklahoma
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This center is a 67-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Geary and Blaine County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
720 North Galena
Geary, Oklahoma 73040
The investigators for the federal government and state of Oklahoma nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Geary Community Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $52,270 fine on November 08, 2017, and a $25,127 fine on March 14, 2017, for a total of $77,397. During this time, Medicare denied payment on three occasions including on July 23, 2018, December 15, 2017, and October 18, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home also received fifteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed 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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date March 2, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date November 20, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to report allegations of abuse within the federal time frames.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “was totally dependent on staff for activities of daily living. The assessment documented the resident had no speech.”
An incident report dated February 19, 2018 documents that “the resident was sent to the hospital with flu-like symptoms. The report documented while at the hospital, [the doctors] suspected case of abuse.” A copy of the incident report was sent to the Oklahoma State Department of Health with the time stamp of 10:31 AM on February 20, 2018.
However, during an interview with the Administrator, it was found that the facility had been “notified of an allegation of abuse by the local police department” a day earlier between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM. The surveyors noted that the Oklahoma State Department of Health “had not been notified in the required timeframe” to take action to begin an investigation and stop recurrence.
The surveyors determined an Immediate Jeopardy existed regarding “the facility’s failure to ensure residents were free from neglect in the acquisition or provision of medications.” The Immediate Jeopardy was verified by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The incident involved a resident with high blood pressure, slow respirations, and a pulse of 76 who appeared “cool, clammy, and very pale.” A nursing note documented that the resident “was having difficulty getting her breath [and] began crying, dry heaving, and crying out to Jesus to take her.”
The resident was transported to the local emergency room by ambulance and appeared to be in respiratory distress. Medical records were reviewed as a part of the investigation including a list of medications to be given to the resident as prescribed by her Physician. However, a notation regarding the resident’s medication in November 2017 indicated “waiting on pharmacy, do not have, awaiting delivery or medication not available.”
The owner of the facility, a Registered Nurse (RN) “immediately began in-servicing staff on the importance of medication administration and following the policies and procedures of the nursing facility.” It was determined that “no staff responsible for medication administration will be allowed to clock in to work until they have signed off on the in-service” provided to the staff by the Director of Nursing.
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