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Information & Ratings on Okemah Care Center, Okemah, Oklahoma
At no time in history have there ever been more senior citizens entering their retirement years. The advancing age of this huge population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in an Okfuskee County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Okemah Care Center
This facility is a 76-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Okemah and Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
112 North Woody Guthrie
Okemah, Oklahoma 74859
Oklahoma and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Okemah Care Center for $25,504 on February 16, 2017, citing substandard care at the facility. The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
The federal government and Oklahoma Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date February 16, 2017
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to provide supervision to prevent falls and consistently identify and implement interventions to aid in the prevention of falls.” The investigation involved two residents “who had experienced falls.”
One resident had a history of falls and “had fallen three times in fourteen days while living at the facility. After the second fall, the resident experienced a head injury. After the third fall, the resident experienced a hairline hip fracture.”
A second resident had “experience eight falls in eleven weeks while living at the facility. During that period, the resident: experienced a skin tear” above the elbow, experienced lacerations to the hand, eyebrow (which required stitches), elbow, and forearm (which was 11.0 cm in length).” The resident “hit his head four times and experienced three head injuries.”
The Director of Nursing “identified thirty-five residents who had fallen in the facility in the last six months.” The surveyor’s findings indicated that the facility had failed to follow established protocols and procedures including “an attempt to define possible causes within twenty-four hours of the fall.”
One incident was documented in the resident’s medical chart that shows that the resident had “a history of falls which resulted in a fractured right arm, fractured right femur, and fractured right knee.”
The September 26, 2016, Incident Report documents that the “resident was found in her room lying on the floor face down in front of her chair. The report documented the resident stated she hit her right hip and right wrist.” The report “documented the steps to prevent recurrence were to continue to orient the resident to the facility, check her frequently, and remind her to use the call light.”
The resident’s Care Plan dated October 10, 2016, documents that the resident “was found on the floor in her room sitting up right in front of a recliner. The Care Plan documented the resident complained of left hip pain and her left leg was rotated outward. The Care Plan documented the approaches were to educate the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and to notify emergency medical services of the new order to transfer her to the hospital.”
The “State Reportable Incident Report dated October 10, 2016, documented that the x-ray at the hospital showed a hairline fracture of her hip.”
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