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Information & Ratings on Hillcrest Manor Nursing Center, Blackwell, Oklahoma
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
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This long-term care home is a 137-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Blackwell and Kay County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1210 South 6th Street
Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631
Hillcrest Manor Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hillcrest Manor Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes pain management, fall prevention, wound care, bladder diagnostics, contracture management, and continence improvement.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Hillcrest Manor Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $2,735 fine on April 06, 2017, and a $1,750 fine on August 17, 2016, for a total of $4,485. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 02, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date October 2, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date October 2, 2018
The nursing home “failed to implement interventions to aid in the prevention of pressure ulcers or provide treatment and services to aid in the healing of pressure ulcers.”
In one incident, a resident was readmitted to the facility “with a Stage III pressure ulcer. The facility failed to complete timely assessments of the resident’s wound, obtain Physician’s orders for treatment.” As a result, “the resident’s wound deteriorated to a Stage IV infected pressure ulcer.”
In a second event, another resident “was admitted without pressure ulcers. The facility failed to provide pressure-relieving interventions for the resident’s feet and failed to consistently provide wound care treatments as ordered by the Physician. The resident developed multiple pressure ulcers, including two Stage IV [life-threatening] pressure ulcers.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Nurse’s Wound Note dated that documented an ulcer measuring 6.3 cm x 2.9 cm with 100% covered slough. However, “there was no Physician’s orders” concerning guidance for treating the ulcer.
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement their abuse policies related to screening of prospective employees by failing to ensure one interim Director of Nursing [had] a fingerprint background check.” The nursing home also failed to conduct a background check on three employees whose files did not have documentation “of reference checks from previous employees” having been completed.
This failure by the nursing staff and administration “had the potential to affect all fifty residents who resided in the facility.” The Administrator verified that the “facility did not have documentation that reference checks were done.” The Administrator also verified that the interim Director of Nursing’s background check did not include a fingerprint background check.
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