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Information & Ratings on Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Oklahoma.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Tulsa County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your abuse case today.
Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 126-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Tulsa and Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
5115 East 51st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes planned social festivities, medical appointment transportation, whirlpool therapy bands, and daily housekeeping services.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and Oklahoma penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Parks Edge Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $21,034 fine on June 13, 2017, a $12,757 fine on June 13, 2017, a $5,428 fine on August 17, 2016, and a $10,150 fine on May 26, 2016, for a total of $49,369.
This nursing home also received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Tulsa Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date June 13, 2017
According to state investigators, “an Immediate Jeopardy situation was determined to exist [on June 12, 2017] related to the facility’s failure to investigate an injury of unknown origin.” At 1:51 PM that day, the “Administrator and Director of Nursing were notified of the Immediate Jeopardy situation related to the facility’s failure to investigate an injury of unknown origin.”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Certified Nursing Assistant Closet Care Plan that documented the resident “was to be transferred using a mechanical lift with the assistance of two staff members. It was also documented the resident used a Geri-chair.”
A Nurse’s Note dated April 17, 2017, documents that the resident is currently experiencing left foot pain. A family friend states that the resident’s left foot is “like it’s broke.” The documentation shows that there are no injuries and the resident had slight swelling. The Physician ordered an x-ray to be taken and that the staff will monitor the resident.
The x-rays produced a diagnosis of “suspected acute nondisplaced distal fibular fracture superimposed on fibular trauma. The investigators determined that “there was no documentation the resident’s Physician was notified of the suspected acute fracture when the report was first obtained.”
The survey team determined that the “clinical record revealed no documentation of any type of incident that could have caused a fracture to the resident’s left fibula.” A review of the resident’s clinical record, facility incident reports and state reportable incident reports along with investigative reports “revealed no documentation the facility investigated the injury of unknown origin. There is no documentation the incident was reported to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.”
There was “no documentation the resident, staff, or any concerned party was interviewed [to] discover how the resident’s left fibula was fractured. A review of the resident’s clinical record revealed no documentation the orthopedic consult had been completed as ordered by the Physician.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Parks Edge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Tulsa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Tulsa.
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