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Information & Ratings on The Oaks Healthcare Center, Poteau, Oklahoma
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The Oaks Healthcare Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Poteau and Le Flore County, Oklahoma. The 158-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1501 Clayton Avenue
Poteau, Oklahoma 74953
The Oaks Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Oaks Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes swallowing disorders, language comprehension, vestibular training, wound healing, ambulation, pain management, continence improvement, bladder diagnostics, contracture management, and physical agents modality basics.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Oklahoma have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
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.
Poteau Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website.
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 Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date September 27, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure an incident of elopement was investigated and reported to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.” The facility “identified nine residents who were at risk for wandering.”
In this incident, the surveyors reviewed the resident’s Admission Assessment that shows that the resident was “moderately impaired with cognition” who requires “limited assistance with activities of daily living.” The resident’s Wandering Risk Assessment dated August 14, 2018, noted that the resident “was at high-risk for wandering.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident “had impaired cognitive function/dementia related to dementia and symbolic dysfunction. The Care Plan documented the resident was a high risk related to gait and balance problems.”
The investigative team reviewed the Incident Note dated September 9, 2018, at 8:53 AM.” The notation was documented that “another resident’s wife entered the facility and told the staff [that the wandering resident] was walking down the road. The resident told the [woman] he was walking to his house to catch the church bus.”
Staff members “drove down the road and picked the resident up. The resident was told that he could not leave the facility, and the resident agreed.” During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that “she was unaware of the incident” that had occurred two days earlier. The Director of Nursing “reported the Registered Nurse on Duty should have documented the investigation and notified the Oklahoma State Department of Health of the elopement.”
• In a separate incident, surveyors determined “the facility failed to provide supervision to prevent elopement for [two residents] reviewed for elopement.” In one case, a resident’s updated Care Plan documented on August 27, 2018, that the resident “was an elopement risk/wanderer, stating to his wife that he would attempt to leave the facility unattended.” In response, the staff placed a wander-guard on his right wrist on August 3, 2018.”
A review of the Progress Note dated September 2, 2018, at 1:05 AM notes that “while sitting at the Nurse’s Station, the nurse heard someone trying to get in the front door with 2-3 attempts at opening the door. The note documented the door finally opened as the nurse was walking toward them.”
At that time, a resident “came to the door carrying a blanket and a bag of his belongings. The note documented the resident stated he was just walking around to the front door and did not realize it was 1:00 AM.” The resident had “a cut and abrasion to his nose, forehead, right cheek, left hand, and left knee.”
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