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Information & Ratings on Rainbow Health Care Community, Bristow, Oklahoma
Mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Creek 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.Rainbow Health Care Community
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Bristow and Creek County, Oklahoma. The 106-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
111 East Washington
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010
Rainbow Health Care Community
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Rainbow Health Care Community offers other services. Additional focused care includes respite care, memory care, and restorative care involving physical and occupational therapy.
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, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Rainbow Health Care Community, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $6,500 fine on August 23, 2018, and a $13,857 fine on March 20, 2017, for a total of $20,357.
The nursing home also received four complaints over the last three years 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.
The state of Oklahoma and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Physician or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Citation – citation #F157 date March 20, 2017
According to investigators, “an Immediate Jeopardy situation was determined to exist related to the facility’s failure to notify the physician when a resident began showing signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure.” The Oklahoma State Department of Health verified the existence of the Immediate Jeopardy situation.
The state surveyors conducted interviews and reviewed records to determine “the facility failed to notify the Physician or the resident when she began showing signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure after a fall.” The resident “fell and hit her head [and] began exhibiting signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure at 3:00 PM.”
However, “the resident’s Physician was not notified of the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure until 6:00 PM when the resident was transferred by ambulance to the hospital. The resident expired [due to] a subdermal hematoma [from] force trauma of the head.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Admission Assessment, and Care Plan that documented that “the resident was at high risk for falls related to a fall before admission that resulted in three fractures. The goal was the resident would have minimal risk of injury from falls through the next review date.”
The Care Plan included interventions to keep the call light within reach, “encouraged to participate in activities that promote exercise and physical activity for strengthening and improve mobility” and a “safe environment.” The doctor prescribed Eliquis (apixaban), an anticoagulant, to prevent blood clots.
A Progress Note indicated that the resident was up in the wheelchair complaining of headaches and receiving ‘as needed’ medications for pain. A Skilled Daily Nurse’s Note indicated that the resident “was ambulating with a walker and stated she got dizzy and lost her balance and slid down onto the floor. The report indicates that the resident “hit the right side of her head on the wall.” The nursing staff completed a head to toe assessment.
After reviewing the resident’s clinical record, it revealed “no documentation the facility intervened or that they notified the Physician when the resident first began showing signs of increasing intracranial pressure at 3:00 PM, through 5:32 PM. The resident developed a headache, head increasing blood pressure, and developed nausea, all the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Rainbow Health Care Community? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Creek County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Bristow.
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