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Information & Ratings on Grace Living Center - Woodward, Woodward, Oklahoma
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Oklahoma.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Woodward County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Grace Living Center - Woodward
This center is an 80-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Woodward and Woodward County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
429 E Downs Avenue
Woodward, Oklahoma 73801
Grace Living Center - Woodward
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Grace Living Center - Woodward offers other services. Additional focused care includes a comprehensive range of personal and rehabilitative 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.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
The state of Oklahoma and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date June 20, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure laundry was stored and handled in a way to prevent cross-contamination and the spread of infection between clean and dirty linens.” The survey team conducted a tour of the facility’s laundry room on June 20, 2018.
The surveyors noted that directly behind the carts containing dirty laundry was a cabinet “containing clean bath blanket.” The surveyors interviewed the Housekeeping Supervisor who explained that, “dirty laundry brought in through the laundry room doors always passed by the clean linens cart.”
A direct care staff member entered the laundry room asking for two clean bath blankets while the supervisor was discussing the laundry cleaning process. At that time, “the supervisor had moved the dirty carts to get into the clean cabinet containing the clean bath blanket.”
The supervisor verified that the clean area was not separated from the dirty area and that there is “a potential for cross-examination and the spread of infection.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 17, 2017, the nursing home “failed to ensure infection control practices were maintained for dispensing ice. This [failure] had the potential to affect [all residents] who reside in the facility.”
The survey team observed an ice chest on a cart in the hall by the back kitchen door. At that time, “a visitor approached the ice chest, [and] removed the scoop from the holder. She held the drink container over the ice chest and filled with ice.” The facility Certified Dietary Manager stated that “the ice chest was for all persons (residents, staff, visitors) saying that “ice needed to be available via the ice dispenser.”
While the survey team was observing the ice dispenser, “a visitor in a wheelchair [approached] the hydration station in the dining room. His drink container was secured between his legs. A colostomy bag [that holds his waste product] was visible on the outside of his clothing. He removed the ice scooper from the holder, scooped the ice from the ice chest, and added ice to his drink container.”
During this time, “the bottom of the ice scooper rested on his right Leg. The ice scooper was returned to the holder.” The Administrator verified that the facility’s infection control program was ineffective.
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