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Information & Ratings on Harrah Nursing Center, Harrah, Oklahoma
At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in an Oklahoma County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Harrah Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Harrah and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2400 Whites Meadow Drive
Harrah, Oklahoma 73045
The state of Oklahoma and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Harrah Nursing Center for $18,636 on January 19, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 19, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Oklahoma and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Policies and Procedures That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #226 date February 17, 2016
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date January 19, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #441 date January 19, 2017
The nursing home “failed to implement their Abuse Policy to ensure a thorough investigation of injuries of unknown origin was conducted.” Also, the nursing home failed to report a head injury to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
In one incident, a Nurse’s Note dated February 17, 2016 documented that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) called the nurse to a resident’s room after observing the resident on the floor by the recliner with a 1.0 cm x 0.5 cm laceration to the left side of the head and a skin tear on the left elbow and left lower arm.
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure hazardous chemicals and sharps were secured out of the reach of residents in one shower room.” The surveyors observed during an initial tour of the facility that there was an unlocked shower room door. Inside the room, was a bottle of deodorant and disinfectant was “found sitting on the sink. The label on the bottles documented “keep out of the reach of children.”
During the tour, the surveyors observed a Sharps container on the East Hall. Three disposable razor heads were sticking out of the opening of the container. A few minutes later, a container of sanitized cloth wipes was observed “on top of the mini-fridge by the door of a resident in Room #75. The label on the cloth wipes documented “keep out of the reach of children. Warning: Hazardous to humans and domestic animals.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure proper handwashing technique were followed during wound care” and failed to ensure “proper perineal care and handwashing techniques were followed during personal care.” The nursing home did not follow “proper handwashing precautions to prevent cross-contamination” during “meal tray delivery and set up for [one resident].”
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