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Information & Ratings on Meadowbrook Nursing Center, Chouteau, Oklahoma
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This long-term care home is a "for profit" 65-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Chouteau and Mayes County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
113 East Jones
Chouteau, Oklahoma 74337
Meadowbrook Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Meadowbrook Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includesFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Oklahoma and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
The nursing home also received three 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.
The state of Oklahoma and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date November 6, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 26, 2016
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure their Abuse Policy had been implemented by failing to investigate an injury of unknown origin.” The failure involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident “who had an injury of unknown origin. The Administrator identified three residents in the facility who had an allegation of abuse in the last six months.”
The surveyors reviewed a nursing note dated July 25, 2018, that documented that “the resident’s daughter was with the resident when she noticed a bruised area and reported it to the staff. The note documented the resident had a faded yellow bruise which was approximately 3.0 cm in size above her left eyebrow. The note documented they had no knowledge of how the bruise occurred. The note documented that the Physician had been notified.”
The facility Administrator verified that they were responsible “for investigating an injury of unknown origin.” The Administrator also verified that the staff “should have reported the incident to the Charge Nurse “who would then start an investigation.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing verified that “they had done an incident report after the daughter had reported the bruise. However, the bruise had not been investigated as an injury of unknown origin.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from accident hazards related to hot water.” The incident involved fourteen residents “who resided on the West Hall.”
The state investigators observed a resident “lying in bed.” The resident’s “bathroom sink water temperature was checked [and found] to be at 122°F.” The resident verified that they use the sink in the bathroom but had not noticed that the water temperature was “too hot.” The resident’s roommate did not use the bathroom in their room.
While one resident was cognitively intact according to their assessment, the other “was severely cognitively impaired and requires extensive assistance with activities of daily living.”
The Maintenance Supervisor verified that he “did random water temperature checks one time a week [and] stated he had not had a problem with hot water temperatures. The surveyors reviewed the weekly hot water temperature log that recorded the highest temperature as 108.0°F.
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