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Information & Ratings on Inola Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inola, Oklahoma
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Oklahoma has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Rogers County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
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This center is a 65-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Inola and Rogers County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
400 North Broadway
Inola, Oklahoma 74036
Both the federal government and the state of Oklahoma can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Inola Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $12,250 fine on April 17, 2017, and a $30,927 fine on August 16, 2016, for a total of $43,177.
The nursing home also received six complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Oklahoma Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date June 28, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date January 29, 2019
“It was determined the facility failed to ensure an allegation of abuse was reported to the administration and investigated for [one resident] reviewed for allegations of abuse.”
In one incident, when prompted, a resident stated “about a month ago a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on the night shift had kissed her on the right cheek. The resident was asked if she knew the name of the CNA. She stated she could not remember his name right now, but the Administrator knew his name. She stated she had reported the incident to the Administrator.”
The survey team asked the CNA “if the resident had reported any allegations of abuse. The CNA stated the resident told her a male CNA had kissed her in the morning approximately two months ago. The CNA stated she had reported the incident to the Charge Nurse.”
However, when the Administrator was asked: “if an allegation of sexual abuse had been reported to her regarding [the resident], she stated no, she had no idea anything had happened.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to cleanse pressure ulcers in a manner to prevent cross-contamination.” The facility “identified eight residents who required wound care.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) completing “wound care and a dressing change for [a resident] with the assistance from two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). After turning the resident on the right side, it was determined the resident “was soiled with bowel movement,” and the CNAs provided incontinent care.
The LPN washed her hands, put on gloves, and prepared the area to remove the soiled dressing. After removing the dressing and attending to the wound, the LPN “[stepped] away from the bedside to wash her hands and donned gloves” exposing the wound. During that time, both CNAs repositioned the resident onto his back even though the dressing change was not completed. At that time, the resident had a second bowel movement.
When the LPN applied a cream to the wound, feces could be seen on the edge of the new adhesive dressing creating the potential for the spread of infection into an open wound.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated December 4, 2018, the facility “failed to perform routine care in a manner to prevent cross-contamination for three residents. During this observation, a Respiratory Therapist failed to follow established protocols when washing and sanitizing hands between steps in the procedure to create a sterile environment.
Without sanitizing her hands, the Respiratory Therapist removed the resident’s inner cannula and never changed her gloves or sanitized her hands.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Inola Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rogers County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Inola.
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