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Information & Ratings on Ranch Terrace Nursing Home, Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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This facility is a "for profit" 85-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Sapulpa and Creek County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1310 East ClevelandFinancial Penalties and Violations
Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066
Ranch Terrace Nursing Home
Oklahoma and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
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.
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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 four 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 November 15, 2016
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to provide supervision to prevent resident-to-resident altercations [involving a resident] with a history of aggressive behaviors.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Significant Change Assessment that revealed the moderately, cognitively impaired resident was “short-tempered and easily annoyed for several days and the seven-day look-back period, independent with bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation.”
The facility Incident Report documented that the resident was “in the South Lobby without being provoked, grabbed [a resident in a wheelchair] and began pushing him into walls multiple times.” The nursing staff took several measures to “prevent a recurrence.” The Director of Nursing was notified, and an incident investigation began. However, “an incident investigation was not found in the notebook provided.”
A Nursing Note documented that a member of the staff was notified and made aware of the resident’s increasing aggression that was discussed at a Quarterly Care Plan meeting. A subsequent nursing note documented the resident’s aggressive and combative behavior. The resident “picked up a wet floor yellow sign and attempted to hit another resident in a wheelchair.
There was no “further documentation regarding aggressive behavior found.” Daily observations were conducted during the survey by the investigators who “found the resident self-propelling a wheelchair through the facility.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing stated during an interview that the “staff was informed to watch the resident when he approached another resident” to circumvent resident-to-resident altercations. The surveyors asked the Assistant Director “what was done to protect other residents from him. She stated the employees were educated to watch the resident.”
The surveyors asked the Assistant Director “if the resident had been restricted from any area in the facility. She stated neither resident was restricted in the facility.” The surveyors asked the Assistant Director “if she had been aware of the resident had been involved in another incident that occurred six days after the first documented occurrence. She stated she did not know anything had happened.
The surveyors then asked the Director of Nursing “if she was aware of the second incident for the resident. She stated she did not know about the second occurrence, had not been notified, and had not seen an incident report.”
When they Director of Nursing was asked about the policy regarding documenting resident-to-resident altercations, she stated that “the nurses complete the incident reports, but [the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)] may not have completed one because there was no physical contact.”
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