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Information & Ratings on Meadowlake Estates Nursing Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Meadowlake Estates Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "city and county government-owned" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The 124-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
959 Southwest 107th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73139
Meadowlake Estates Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Meadowlake Estates Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, respite care, dietary management, pharmacy services, and inpatient and outpatient rehab.
Financial Penalties and Violations
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, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Meadowlake Estates Nursing Center for $6,500 on May 12, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 08, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received ten 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.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date January 24, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 12, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement their Abuse Policy by immediately reporting allegations of abuse for [two residents] who were reviewed for abuse investigations. The facility provided investigations for seven residents with allegations of abuse.”
The survey team reviewed a facility incident report dated September 7, 2017, that documents “the resident’s family member reported to the Assistant Director of Nursing, that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had beat her up and hit her [and] was mean to her.” The CNA “was immediately removed from the patient care and suspended pending the investigation.”
A review of the CNA's written report, documented the same day, stated “I was hit by a resident on September 6, 2017, which she is now claiming I hit her. No nurse was present when this went on, it was just me, [and a Certified Medication Aide], who was present and standing right outside the door when this went on.”
The CNA stated, “I was hit in the stomach by [the resident] for trying to help her get her nightclothes on, which he then stated I was not doing it right.” The CNA stated that after they were hit “I walked away and did not return to her room where [the Certified Medication Aide took over from there.”
The survey team asked the Assistant Director of Nursing “what the procedure was for reporting allegations of abuse and neglect. She stated after an allegation was reported, the person accused of the abuse was to be immediately removed from the facility and placed on suspension until the investigation was completed.”
The Assistant Director verified that they were unaware of the incident that occurred between the CNA and the resident and verified that the CNA and the Certified Medication Aide failed to report the allegation of abuse to anyone.
The facility “failed to provide supervision to prevent falls for a resident with a history of falls.” This “lack of supervision resulted in the resident falling out of her wheelchair and sustaining a laceration to her forehead which required sutures.”
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