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Information & Ratings on Nowata Nursing Center, Nowata, Oklahoma
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Nowata Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 65-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Nowata and Nowata County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
436 South Joe
Nowata, Oklahoma 74048
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Nowata Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes wound care, diabetic care, oxygen therapy, hospice, tube feeding, pain management, post-stroke care, post-orthopedic surgery care, and IV (intravenous) therapy.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Oklahoma and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
The nursing home also received seven 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.
Nowata Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Oklahoma and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 Honor the Resident’s Right to a Safe, Clean, Comfortable and Homelike Environment – citation #F584 date January 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date January 16, 2018
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure a resident’s room was free from urine odors.” The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Annual Assessment that revealed that the resident was “severely impaired in cognitive skills for daily decision-making, requires total assistance with activities of daily living and was always incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
The survey team observed the resident “lying in bed on his left side with a pillow behind his back” on the morning of January 8, 2018. The resident’s eyes were closed. There was a urine smell in the room.” At 2:07 PM the same day, the surveyors observed the resident “in a Geri-chair in his room with his feet up. The resident’s rooms smelled like urine.”
The following morning at 8:15 AM, the surveyors observed the resident “in bed supine with his eyes closed. The resident’s rooms smelled of urine.” The odor was still in the resident’s room at 10:18 AM and at noon the following day and on January 11, 2018, at 9:40 AM.
The survey team interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and asked about the urine odor in the resident’s room. The LPN stated that “the resident’s roommate urinated all over the room [and said that] housekeeping tried to clean the room frequently, but she had noticed this morning the bathroom smell of urine.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure a resident received the care and services to prevent the development of a pressure ulcer [for a resident] who was totally dependent on staff for positioning and was at high risk for developing a pressure ulcer.” The survey team noted that the “resident Census and Condition Form documented that there were three residents in the facility who were bedfast all or most of the time.”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires the total assist of with activities of daily living, had a feeding tube, was incontinent of bowel and bladder, and had no pressure ulcer.” However, the resident’s annual assessment dated November 2, 2017, documents that the resident “had two unstageable deep tissue injuries.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who verified that the resident “should have his heels floated” and that she should have been monitoring it to ensure that was being done.
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