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Sand Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 173-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Sand Springs and Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1025 North Adams
Sand Springs, Oklahoma 74063
Financial Penalties and Violations
Oklahoma and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Sand Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $26,845 fine on July 18, 2018, and a $21,280 fine on March 23, 2017, for a total of $48,125.
This nursing facility also self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Sand Springs Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Oklahoma and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date March 23, 2017
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure residents were free from mental abuse.” A resident “had been video-recorded with a cell phone, by a dietary staff member while the dietary staff member was addressing the resident using foul language.”
The “video is then posted to a social media website.” This failure “had the potential to affect all forty-five residents who resided in the facility.” The facility’s cell phone policy indicates that Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Certified Medication Aides are not allowed to use a cell phone for any reason while clocked in.” The nursing staff can keep the cell phone on silent in their pocket “for emergency reasons only.”
The survey team reviewed a Quarterly Assessment and Incident Form that documented that the moderately, cognitively impaired resident was involved in an incident documented “as an allegation of abuse/mistreatment. The reporting party was documented as the Director of Nursing.”
The Administrator and the Director of Nursing were informed that a video existed and was posted live on social media by a Dietary Aide. The video captured an image of the resident “standing in the kitchen door asking what was for lunch.”
One Dietary Aide stated that another Dietary Aide and a Cook were involved in a verbal altercation. The nursing staff notified the resident’s mother, Physician, and the Sand Springs Police Department and Adult Protective Services. The video was removed from social media and a report taken by a police officer.
The Cook who witnessed the event was terminated from employment for “a failure to report the abuse to the administrator, the Director of Nursing and her immediate supervisor and for violation of Sand Springs Nursing and Rehab Social Media Policy.” The two other Dietary Aides that were involved in the incident received messages to call the Administrator. However, “both refused to come into the facility to speak with the administration. The aggressive Dietary Aide was “informed that she was terminated from employment due to verbal abuse toward [the resident].”
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