legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Information & Ratings on Memory Care Center At Emerald, Claremore, Oklahoma
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Rogers County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Memory Care Center At Emerald
This long-term care center is a 60-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Claremore and Rogers County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2700 North Hickory StreetFinancial Penalties and Violations
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home also received nine 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.
The state of Oklahoma and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three 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 Develop and Implement Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date June 1, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 19, 2017
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to thoroughly investigate the loss of personal property [involving a resident] with missing personal property. The Social Services Director identified [a severely, cognitively impaired] resident with an allegation of misappropriation of property in the last four months.”
The investigators reviewed the facility’s Quarterly Assessment dated November 6, 2016, and an email “sent to the facility by the resident’s family dated February 28, 2017.” The email “documented the resident was missing some clothing, a quilt, a bracelet, an afghan, and a Bible.”
A grievance document dated April 18, 2017, noted that the social services employee and housekeeping supervisor “have looked and searched the facility. The items were not found.” While the items that were declared missing were not listed on the inventory list, two Certified Nursing Assistants remembered some of the resident’s possessions. The Social Services Director verified that they had not “reported [the] missing personal items belonging to the resident as a part of an investigation.
The facility “failed to ensure a resident was supervised to prevent falls.” The surveyors reviewed an unwitnessed fall report dated July 29, 2017. The document shows that the resident “had crawled out of bed and was found crawling on the floor. The report documented the resident had no injuries.” However, the “fall report did not contain any new interventions to prevent falls.”
The following day, a witness fall report noted that the resident “had been sitting in the recliner and [shifted] her weight to the end of the footrest. The report documented the recliner had tipped over, and the resident had fallen onto the floor. The report documented the resident stated she was trying to get up from the wheelchair.”
Even though the resident sustained no injuries, the “fall report did not contain any new interventions to prevent falls.” The resident’s August 9, 2017, Care Plan documented a focus for the nursing staff indicating that “the resident was at risk for falls” with the goal that “the resident would be free from major injuries related to falls.” Also, the Care Plan documented numerous interventions including an alarm.
An unwitnessed fall report dated August 27, 2017, documents that “the nurse was called to the unit and observed the resident lying on the floor on her right side in front of the wheelchair. The report documented there had been no alarm at the time of the fall” and stated that “the resident had no injuries and the fall alarm had been checked and had it had been turned off.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Memory Care Center At Emerald? 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 Claremore.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.