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Information & Ratings on Grace Living Center - Tahlequah East Shawnee, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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Grace Living Center - Tahlequah East Shawnee
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Tahlequah and Cherokee County, Oklahoma. The 125-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
614 Cherry Street
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465
Grace Living Center - Tahlequah East Shawnee
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Grace Living Center - Tahlequah East Shawnee offers other services. Additional focused care includes a comprehensive range of rehabilitative and personal services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Oklahoma have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Grace Living Center - Tahlequah East Shawnee for $23,745 on February 08, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Tahlequah Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Oklahoma and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 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 February 8, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure they notified the Physician of daily, excruciating pain for [one resident] reviewed for pain management. The resident experienced severe to excruciating pain of the left arm [daily], which was not managed with the current pain management program. This resulted in harm to the resident.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders that show that the resident was to receive pain medication via [a PEG tube] every four hours as needed for pain.” Sometime later, the resident’s Physician’s orders on medication were changed to a tablet medication delivered by a PEG tube “every six hours as needed for pain.”
By September 17, 2016, the resident had received an order administration note indicating to give the pain medication every six hours as needed for pain based on a pain rating score of 6 – 10 “via a numerical scale.” The nonverbal patient “pointed out an 8 out of 10 for pain level.” Two days later, the patient indicated they were “hurting all over.”
A Pain Assessment dated September 30, 2017 documents that “the resident currently had pain, had pain in the last few months that began about three months ago. The assessment additionally documented the resident had pain every day at horrible, excruciating levels rated 8 out of 10,” based on the scale of the facial expression on the form.
A review of the resident’s Physician’s Progress Notes dated October 3, 2016, and October 18, 2016 “did not address the resident’s pain” she had daily. The surveyors noted that “there was no documentation the facility had notified or consulted with the Physician about the resident’s current pain management not relieving the pain and the resident continued to experience pain at severe to excruciating levels.”
A Nursing Aide providing the resident care was asked about the resident’s pain. She stated that “when they repositioned the resident and moved her left arm, she would cry out in a lot of pain. She then stated the resident would cry and scream a lot both when they were working with her and when they were not working with her.”
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