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Information & Ratings on Northwest Nursing Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Oklahoma County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Northwest Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 100-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2801 Northwest 61st Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Northwest Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $8,769 fine on February 20, 2018, and a $47,425 fine on August 24, 2017, for a total of $56,194. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 20, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received eight 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.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date October 26, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date October 26, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure safe transfers with the mechanical lift for [one resident] reviewed for accident hazards. The facility identified fifteen residents who were dependent for transfers.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that documents the resident requires the assistance of staff with all activities of daily living. Interventions included “to use a two-person total assist for transfers.” The state investigators observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in a resident’s room on the morning of October 22, 2018.
The “Hoyer lift was observed when the resident was seated in a Geri-chair. No other staff was observed in the room.” The CNA stated that “she had got the resident out of bed.”
The following morning, the same CNA was observed in the resident’s room who was in the Geri-chair. The CNA verified that “she was able to transfer the resident by herself with a Hoyer lift.” On the third day, the CNA “was asked if what the facility’s policy was on the number of staff [members] required when using a Hoyer lift. She stated they were supposed to have two [staff members].”
The CNA stated that “she transferred the resident every day by herself [saying that] they want to [get the resident up] by 10:00 AM and the other Aides were busy doing their work. She stated she did not transfer other residents by herself.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from unnecessary medications by failing to implement gradual dosage reductions of psychoactive medications.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan revised on March 3, 2018, that shows that the resident was being treated for anxiety and depression. Approaches “included monitoring for behaviors, giving medications as ordered, and drug reductions as indicated.”
However, the MDS Coordinator verified that the “Physician’s approval of the gradual dosage reduction had been implemented when made on August 24, 2018” saying that it was the Director of Nursing’s responsibility to follow up on the implementation of Physician’s orders but that the Director of Nursing was no longer there.
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