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Information & Ratings on Grace Living Center - Stillwater, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
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Grace Living Center - Stillwater
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Stillwater and Payne County, Oklahoma. The 112-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1215 West 10th Street
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Grace Living Center - Stillwater offers other services. Additional focused care includes a comprehensive range of personal and rehabilitative services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Oklahoma and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 03, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing home also received eleven 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.
Stillwater Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 3, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure a resident, who requires the assistance of two staff members with the lift transfer, received the necessary assistance.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan dated February 26, 2018 documents that the resident had “potential for falls related to impaired mobility, deconditioning, weakness.”
A Nurse’s Note dated March 10, 2018, at 3:41 PM documented that the resident was complaining of pain on the right side and stated that her ribs were hurting, and it was “hard to breathe due to the pain.” The staff notified the doctor who provided new orders including a chest x-ray.
A subsequent Nurse’s Note documented less than two hours later at 5:30 PM showed that the nurse was summoned to the room by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated that he had “lifted the resident from the wheelchair to the bed, and heard a ‘pop’ sound, continued transferring the resident to the bed” when the resident started “complaining of pain in the ribs.” The resident told the CNA they had “pain in both the right and left side of the chest, hurt to breathe.”
The nursing staff called the doctor, spoke with a second doctor, obtained a chest x-ray, notified the resident’s daughter and the Assistant Director of Nursing before giving the resident Tylenol for pain. An intervention was added to the resident’s medical records to educate the staff on transferring the resident.
A Nurse’s Note documented at 10:19 PM indicated that the x-ray report showed “no rib fractures seen.” The note indicates “no bruising or discoloration.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing and asked, “why a resident might need a two-person assist?” The Director stated that “it was usually done to the resident being unstable on their feet, being large in size, it was easier and [for] resident safety.”
The Director verified that the resident was a two-person assist but that “when the resident had first come in, they used a Hoyer lift all the time, but that was no longer needed.” The Director verified that the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) transferring the resident had not followed safe procedures and that “he should have got another staff member to help.”
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