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Information & Ratings on Gracewood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Tulsa and Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The 121-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
6201 East 36th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
Gracewood Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Gracewood Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, cardiac rehab, and diabetic care.
Both Oklahoma and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Gracewood Health and Rehabilitation Center for $94,773 on December 13, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing home also received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
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 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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 13, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure the residents were free from accident hazards.” Specifically, “the facility failed to ensure the broken glass door on the Memory Unit was repaired for [two residents]. The facility identified seventeen residents who lived in the Memory Unit.”
Additionally, the nursing home failed to “ensure falls were thoroughly investigated [for a resident] and ensure an incident report was completed after” the fall. The facility “identified eleven residents who had fallen in the last two months.”
The surveyors observed the secured memory unit double door on the late morning of March 7, 2018. The door had “a broken glass pane in one door. The side facing the inside of the Secured Unit was rough and sharp when touched.”
Ten minutes later, the investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated that “the glass in the locked unit door had been broken for approximately two months. The LPN stated the residents would push and pull on the doors at times.”
At that time, the LPN stated that two of the residents “were exit-seeking. One resident “would stand and hit on the door. The LPN stated the magnetic catch on the bottom of the door was gone, and the door moved when the residents pushed and pulled on the door. The LPN stated the resident had broken the door by pushing and pulling on it.”
Later that afternoon at 4:12 PM, one resident “was observed standing against the broken glass door in the locked unit trying to exit the unit” when the maintenance man opened the door. The resident “became combative with the maintenance man when he tried to stop her from exiting the unit.”
A few minutes later, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) told the investigators that “the resident tried to get out of the locked unit frequently. The CNA stated the resident was [constantly] standing next to the broken door trying to exit the unit.”
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