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Information & Ratings on Meeker Nursing Center, Meeker, Oklahoma
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 70-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Meeker and Lincoln County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
500 North Dawson StreetFinancial Penalties and Violations
Meeker, Oklahoma 74855
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.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on July 19, 2017, and April 28, 2016, 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 information concerning the facility 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date April 28, 2016
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date July 19, 2017
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure residents were not neglected and left alone sitting in water in a locked whirlpool room for more than 120 minutes.” The incident involved a resident “who utilizes the whirlpool tub.”
The resident “was placed in the whirlpool room in a tub filled with water and left unattended, unsupervised, without access to the call light, the ability to exit the tub and open the door to the whirlpool room, if she could reach the door.” The facility “failed to implement its policy to provide supervision during care and not neglect the resident.”
This “failure to provide supervision caused the resident to feel abandoned, helpless, and fearful while being neglected as well as fearing physical harm and mental anguish.” This failure “caused mental harm to the resident due to the fact she is no longer able to enjoy the one thing she liked most at the facility without fear of abandonment.”
The facility “immediately suspended the staff member responsible for the action and an immediate investigation was begun. The facility immediately provided in-service for all staff members present during the incident and provided written witness accounts of the incident from all staff involved.”
The nursing home “failed to implement interventions to prevent the development of avoidable pressure ulcers.” Within “twenty-three days of admission, the resident, who was admitted to the facility with no pressure ulcers had developed one Stage II and two unstageable pressure ulcers.” The nursing home “identified two residents with pressure ulcers and fifteen residents receiving preventative skin care.”
The resident’s risk assessment predicting pressure ulcers indicated that the resident “was at risk for developing pressure ulcers.” The Director of Nursing verified after looking at the clinical record that the staff “should have been turning and repositioning” the resident frequently to “prevent the development of the pressure ulcers.” The Director stated that “there had been no interventions put into place until after the development of the three pressure ulcers.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated March 27, 2018, the nursing home “failed to provide care and services to heal or prevent the development of a new pressure ulcer [for another resident].” The failure by the nursing staff “had the potential to affect forty-nine residents who resided in the facility” especially the “four residents who were high risk for pressure ulcers.”
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