legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Information & Ratings on Heritage Park Nursing Center, Bethany, Oklahoma
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into an Oklahoma County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Heritage Park Nursing Center
This facility is a "for profit" 55-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Bethany and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
6912 Northwest 23rd Street
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
The investigators for the state of Oklahoma and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Heritage Park Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,125 fine on March 14, 2018, and a $60,934 fine on May 02, 2017, for a total of $69,059. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on May 02, 2017, and January 20, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received two 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date May 2, 2017
The state investigators identified the existence “of an Immediate Jeopardy situation” with the Oklahoma State Department of Health “related to the facility’s failure to ensure a resident was not abused and to ensure residents were free from potential further abuse.”
The surveyors reviewed the facility security video footage of an event that occurred on April 25, 2017. The footage showed at 2:33 PM that the resident refused “care/treatment [and] was physically transferred in a rough manner, placed on the floor in the hall, then taken to the shower against her will. The resident exhibited behaviors of pulling away and hitting at staff.”
The video shows that the resident “voiced that she did not want to go with the staff to be showered and voiced that she wanted to be left alone. Witnesses reported seeing staff grab the resident by her arms and ankles and heard the Director of Nursing state, ‘do whatever it takes.’” The statements reported that “the resident was provided a shower by three staff members [after she had] refused care.”
Video footage at 3:47 PM revealed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “forcibly pulling the resident away from the wall and pushing her across the hall into another wall while the resident refused to go to her room.” The documentation shows that the Administrator was notified eight minutes later of “an allegation of abuse by two staff members.
A thorough investigation of the alleged perpetrator’s was not conducted, staff members were not suspended during the investigation, and residents were not interviewed, which left the potential for further abuse to the resident or other residents.”
The survey team notified the Director of Nursing and Administrator “of the existence of an Immediate Jeopardy situation.” As a result, the employees “that were accused of abuse have been suspended pending the completion of the investigation and the determination of the investigation.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Heritage Park Nursing Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oklahoma County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Bethany.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.