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Information & Ratings on Pauls Valley Care Center, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Garvin 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Pauls Valley Care Center
This long-term care center is a 71-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Pauls Valley and Garvin County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1413 South Chickasaw
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 73075
Pauls Valley Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pauls Valley Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes diabetic care, respiratory care, wound care, psychiatric care, IV (intravenous) therapy, tracheostomy care, cardiac disorder, and enteral feeding.
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 Pauls Valley Care Center for $5,290 on August 01, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Drugs – citation #F758 date August 23, 2018
- Failure to Provide Pharmaceutical Services to Meet the Needs of Each Resident and Employ or Obtain the Services of a Licensed Pharmacist – citation #755 date August 23, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure antipsychotic medication was clinically indicated, and an antianxiety medication was not ordered as needed.” The resident “Census and Conditions of Residents form documented that thirteen residents received antipsychotic medications.”
A cognitively intact resident’s Quarterly Assessment dated June 12, 2018, documents that the resident experienced “minimal depression and exhibited no behaviors. The assessment documented the resident requires limited assistance with activities of daily living except for transfers, which she requires total assistance.”
The documentation shows that the resident received “insulin, an antipsychotic, antianxiety, antidepressant, a diuretic and an opioid for seven days of the look-back period.” The resident’s updated Care Plan dated seven days later, on June 19, 2018, notes that the resident “requires antipsychotic medication [with an intervention that the] pharmacist would monitor the drug regimen and advise when a dosage reduction may be appropriate.”
Three days later, the resident’s Doctor changed the resident’s drug regimen from ‘as needed’ to a routine. However, the new “medication regimen review had not been noted by the nurse.”
The state surveyors asked the Director of Nursing if the resident’s “medication regimen should have been changed.” The Director stated, “Yes.” The surveyors asked the Director “if depression was an appropriate clinical rationale” for the use of the medication. The Director “reported the Physician had been using some antipsychotic medication for another diagnosis.”
The nursing home “failed to administer medications as ordered by the Physician.” The Facility Administrator reported that “forty-four residents lived in the facility and received medication.” During an interview with one resident on August 21, 2018, it was reported that “he had not received his antianxiety medication as ordered for about a week and a half."
The Director of Nursing verified that “the resident had run out of his anti-anxiety medication for a few days” and stated that the Physician reported to the Charge Nurse that he “did not want to reorder the medication.” However, the Charge Nurse “did not write [to] discontinue the medication as per the Physician’s telephone order.”
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