Tulsa Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Tulsa Nursing Home Abuse LawyerThe Tulsa nursing abuse and neglect attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC want to empower those who are repulsed by the systemic abuse and neglect that has permeated the nursing care industry over the last two decades by offering tools that can be useful in preventing and detecting occurrences of negligence or mistreatment. Refusing to do business with companies that have a history of failing to treat patients with dignity and respect is one of the greatest ways that we can motivate change. This is one of the reasons we have decided to expose the worst rated centers in the area in the hope that the information we’ve provided will raise awareness to nursing concerns and keep you from placing your loved ones in harmful environments.

Tulsa Senior Demographics

The city of Tulsa is growing steadily due to business friendly policies and the diversification of its economy to welcome people from different walks of life. It was once declared the Oil Capital of the World due to its prevalent role in the energy sector and proximity to oil rich land, but policies friendly toward small business owners have sparked innovation and even made the city attractive to prominent players in the aerospace, finance, technology and telecommunications industries. These advancements and a population boom have earned the city a place on the list of most livable cities published in Forbes.

Seniors make up a substantial segment of Tulsa’s overall population of 403,500 residents. This number is the result of a growth spurt that saw an addition of almost 12,000 people over just the last five years and with an entire generation preparing for retirement; the senior population might swell to compose more than the 12.5% share of the population it already represents.

LIFE Senior Services is dedicated to empowering residents over the age of 50 so that they may remain independent for longer and access any assistance they need as they struggle to maintain their independence. Services provided include educational courses, fitness programs, transportation assistance, social events, trips and more. To learn more, you can visit http://www.lifeseniorservices.org/seniorline/For_Seniors.asp.

Tulsa Nursing Homes

Our Tulsa nursing injury lawyers wish that we could highlight the admonishments and demerits of every nursing center in the area, but there are quite a few of them. We’ve chosen to focus on the homes that received the lowest Medicare ratings via the nursing home compare tool featured on Medicare’s website so that you can cross them off your list and learn more about the common concerns plaguing the industry. Knowing how some centers are failing may help you detect neglect or abuse much faster should your loved one ever become a victim.

Gracewood Health & Rehab
6201 East 36th Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 622-3430

Ownership— For profit individual

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Despite an above average staff quality rating, this center suffers from multiple health and safety deficiencies and its quality measures score was just one star. This could be due to administrative policies that neglect the needs of patients in favor of better profit margins by cutting corners on training, maintaining the premises and providing reasonable amenities to patients for their comfort and safety.

Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center
5170 South Vandalia
Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 496-3963

Ownership—

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid:

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The one star health inspection score earned by this nursing home makes more sense when you consider its understaffing concerns. For profit homes use the layoff of skilled workers or refusal to hire enough qualified people to fill key positions as means to reduce costs and inflate profits. In the end, it is the patient who pays more through diminished quality of care and neglect.

Sand Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation
1025 North Adams
Sand Springs, OK 74063
(918) 245-5908

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: There is no saving grace for this facility, which has received a one star rating in all areas of assessment. Its staff is overworked, stretched thin and unable to possibly provide equal attention and assistance to all patients according to their individual needs. This center also has a health inspection history that is inexcusably horrible.

Manorcare Health Services- Tulsa
2425 South Memorial
Tulsa, OK 74129
(918) 628-0932

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Manorcare is a large nursing chain that has a longstanding reputation across the country of neglecting patient needs in favor of profits. It is the subject of great controversy due to numerous complaints lodged by victims from multiple states. For this reason, it wasn’t surprising for us to find this Manorcare facility on our list, nor to learn of its one star staff rating and laundry list of health inspection infractions.

Leisure Village Health Care Center
2154 South 85th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74129
(918) 622-4747

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: One star ratings across the board reveal a lack of attention to patient needs or rights in favor of increasing margins. We always find it unnerving when nursing centers concern themselves more with ways to maximize monetary gain while failing to deliver the services they are paid to provide.

Maplewood Care Center
6202 East 61st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136
(918) 494-8830

Ownership— Non-profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing seems to be at the core of this nursing home’s ills, as its two star staff rating is accompanied by one star ratings in health and safety and quality measures.

Grace Living Center- Jenks
711 North 5th Street
Jenks, OK 74037
(918) 299-8508

Ownership— For profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The greatest demerit here is poor protocols for the evaluation of patient needs and the development and execution of personal treatment plans that consider risk factors and medical requirements. It doesn’t help that this center has a horrible health inspection history and mediocre staff.

Sequoyah Pointe Living Center
8515 North 123rd East Avenue
Owasso, OK 74055
(918) 272-5151

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Understaffing is the crux of all of this center’s problems, which include a grave health inspection history and questionable quality measures.

Ranch Terrace Nursing Home
1310 East Cleveland
Sapula, OK 74066
(918) 224-2578

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The main concern here is an abysmal health inspection history, but Medicare has also assigned a mediocre staff rating to this home.

Our Tulsa nursing injury lawyers used data provided by Medicare’s nursing home compare tool to make this list. You can use the tool yourself to review homes that haven’t been mentioned. If you are concerned about the conditions your loved one currently lives under, we would be happy to help you find a more appropriate nursing center and assist you in his or her relocation.

Injuries that Result from Negligent Care

There is a broad range of injuries that can be associated with negligence or outright abuse, but what they all have in common is the failure of the facility and its staff to live up to the duty of care that defines how any other staff member or nursing administration should behave or perform under similar circumstances. Examples of nursing injuries include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Fractures suffered in falls when patients are unsupervised, dropped or injured in wheelchair accidents.
  • Advanced stage bedsores that result from the failure of neglectful staff members to provide preventative care to patients at risk of developing these sores and the failure of staff to detect the presence or progression of sores.
  • Hospitalization due to medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration or the development of infections.
  • Physical injuries and emotional anguish suffered due to physical, verbal or sexual assault. These acts have absolutely no excuse and the perpetrator and facility should both be held to account when this occurs on the center’s watch.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC has received accolades for our ability to aggressively pursue justice on behalf of nursing abuse victims and a longstanding track record of successful recoveries. If you suspect your loved one is being mistreated, we can help you determine which course of action is most appropriate and will do whatever is in our power to protect and remove your loved one from a harmful situation while holding the responsible nursing home to account for its misdeeds.

Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our Tulsa nursing abuse and neglect attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you and to review your legal options before deciding how to proceed. Since we work on a contingency basis, you are guaranteed that we will only accept payment upon successful recovery of compensation on your behalf.

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