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Information & Ratings on Osage Nursing Home, Nowata, Oklahoma
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Oklahoma.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Nowata County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Osage Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Nowata and Nowata County, Oklahoma. The 50-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
822 West Osage
Nowata, Oklahoma 74048
Osage Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Osage Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice, wound care, oxygen services, medication administration, and skilled therapy and rehabilitation.
Both the state of Oklahoma and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Osage Nursing Home for $6,729 on January 25, 2017, citing substandard care.
Additional information about this nursing home 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 March 29, 2018
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure a resident was supervised to prevent falls.” The Director of Nursing “documented that seventeen residents experienced falls in the last four months.”
One incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident whose Admission Assessment dated July 26, 2017, and Quarterly Assessment dated October 26, 2017, documented that the resident “had no falls.” However, the Nurse’s Note dated December 6, 2017, noted that the resident was observed “lying on his right side on the floor next to the couch of the common area. The note documented the resident had no injuries.”
The Incident Report on the same date documented that “the resident had been asleep on the couch and had rolled off onto the floor. The report documented there was an in-service attached to the Incident Report which documented the staff should assess the resident for incontinence and toilet as needed.” The document states that the staff “should assess the resident for hunger, signs, and symptoms of pain, and should encourage the resident to sleep in a bed.”
However, ten days later, on December 16, 2017, a Nurse’s Note documented the resident “was lying on his left side on the floor in front of the recliner which was still reclined. The note documented the resident had no injuries.” The Incident Report on that day documents that “the resident would wear non-skid socks when ambulating.”
Seven days later, on December 23, 2017, a new Incident Report documented that “the resident was on the floor next to the dining table on his knees. The Incident Report documented the resident was trying to sit down and missed the chair. The report documented interventions were to remind the resident to ask for help [and that the staff] were in-serviced to be more aware of what the resident was doing.”
The Nurse’s Note dated December 29, 2017, notes that the resident “was found on the floor in his room with his knees against the bed and his head lying on the footrest of the recliner. The note documented the resident had no injuries.” A Nurse’s Note dated January 1, 2018, documents that the resident “fell on the floor trying to sit down for breakfast in the dining room.” There “was no incident reports for this fall and no new interventions were implemented.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Osage Nursing Home? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Nowata County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Nowata.
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