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Information & Ratings on Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ponca City, Oklahoma
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At no time in American 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 a Kay 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.
Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 157-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Ponca City and Kay County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1400 North Waverly
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $14,684 on May 30, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 30, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Ponca City Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Oklahoma long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 two 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 July 18, 2016
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date February 18, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure sleeve protectors were used as directed in the Care Plan to prevent injuries for [a resident] whose clinical records were reviewed for incident/accidents associated with the use of mechanical lifts. This failure resulted in an injury (skin tear) to the resident.” There are nineteen residents in the facility that require transfer using a mechanical lift.
A review of the resident’s Care Plan documented that the resident “was at risk for impaired skin integrity related to her limited mobility. An intervention dated May 2, 2016, documents sleeve protectors as tolerated were to be used for the resident.”
An incident/accident report dated May 2, 2016, and August 30, 2018, documents that the cognitively impaired resident “had sustained a skin tear to her left upper extremity due to a Hoyer lift transfer. The report documented the following recommended step to prevent further recurrence: sleeve protectors while (out of bed) to protect skin integrity.”
The accident/incident report documents that the resident “had sustained [another] skin tear to her left forearm during a mechanical lift transfer. [Documents indicate that] the resident’s arm got caught on the lift pad causing the skin tear. Sleeve protectors not in place.”
The facility Employee (Re-Educator) Form dated May 24, 2016, written by a staff member indicated that the employee violated protocols when transferring the resident due to a “failure putting sleeve protectors on as ordered.” The resident “received a skin tear when transferring to the wheelchair with a mechanical lift.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing and asked “if the resident’s Care Plan had been followed to apply skin protectors. The Director of Nursing refused to respond to the question.”
The facility “failed to ensure one (the West Hall Shower Room) of two shower rooms was clean and free of fecal matter.” The nursing home failed to ensure “a blood spill on the floor in one room [was] cleaned up per facility policy to prevent cross-contamination.”
Additionally, the nursing home failed to ensure “a glucometer was cleaned [before] use to prevent cross-contamination.”
Abused at Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Ponca City 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 Kay County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Ponca City.
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