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Information & Ratings on Pocola Health and Rehabilitation Center, Pocola, Oklahoma
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused or mistreated while living in a Le Flore County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
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This facility is a 90-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Pocola and Le Flore County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
200 Home Street
Pocola, Oklahoma 74902
Both the state of Oklahoma and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Pocola Health and Rehabilitation Center for $45,940 on September 06, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on September 06, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received two 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.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F 600 date September 6, 2018
According to state investigators, “an Immediate Jeopardy situation was determined to exist due to the facility’s failure to ensure [one resident] was free from abuse. The Oklahoma State Department of Health was notified and verified the Immediate Jeopardy situation.”
The Evening Shift Charge Nurse, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) reported that “she was notified by a Certified Medication Aide that the resident was in [another resident’s] bed “with one leg over the resident and was rubbing [the second resident’s] breasts.” The LPN reported, “she had notified the Director of Nursing immediately [and reported that the Director] instructed her only to monitor [both residents].”
The LPN reported that the Director of Nursing ordered “not to write an incident report.” The LPN “reported she had instructed [the Certified Medication Aide] and the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to monitor the residents.” The LPN reported that she gave the second resident antianxiety medication after the assaulted “resident was observed to have increased anxiety after the incident.”
Documentation shows that after the one resident was found in the other resident’s bed rubbing the resident’s breast, the staff attempted to redirect the physically aggressive resident who stated that “she could do what she wanted.” The two residents “were roommates.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who acknowledged that “she did not consider the incident as abuse but rather behaviors exhibited by [the sexually aggressive resident].” The Administrator “reported she was informed by the Director of Nursing of the incident the day after it happened [and was told] by the Director of Nursing that the incident was considered a behavior and had not been considered as abuse by the Director of Nursing.”
The survey team notified the Director of Nursing and Administrator of the Immediate Jeopardy situation “related to the prevention of further potential abuse.” As a part of the plan for the removal of the Immediate Jeopardy, the sexually aggressive resident was placed on one-on-one and monitored by the Director of Nursing or designee.
The Administrator, Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing, began an investigation process and interviewed staff and residents regarding the alleged allegation of abuse from one resident to another.” All staff “will be educated on abuse.”
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