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Information & Ratings on Sequoyah Pointe Living Center, Owasso, Oklahoma
Attorneys for Mistreated & Injured at Sequoyah Pointe Living Center
Every nursing home in Oklahoma has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
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Sequoyah Pointe Living Center
This long-term care facility is a 92-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Owasso and Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
8515 North 123rd East Avenue
Owasso, Oklahoma 74055
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 14, 2017, 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 concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Owasso Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Oklahoma Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three 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 Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date April 19, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Report of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 19, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date February 11, 2016
The nursing home “failed to provide care and services to promote wound healing for [one resident] with pressure ulcers.” The surveyors reviewed a moderately, cognitively impaired resident’s Quarterly Assessment that identified the resident “at risk for skin concerns.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) verified that the resident “had a pressure ulcer on her left interior heel. She further stated the pressure ulcer had a very dark scab covering on it.”
A second LPN stated that the “resident did not have heel boots on or [their] heels were flat on the mattress.” When the surveyors asked, “what interventions had been initiated to promote wound healing for the resident’s heel wound, the LPN replied, “I am not sure.” The LPN then reviewed the resident’s Care Plan and stated “they have been floating the resident’s heels. She further stated staff placed a pillow under the heels to keep or heels off the mattress.”
The surveyors asked the LPN “if the resident heels were offloaded?” The LPN replied, “they were not.”
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure they completed background checks on new hires which that included personal reference checks for ten newly hired employees’ files reviewed.” The surveyors determined that there was “no documentation in the employees’ files that the facility had completed reference checks” on four Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Laundry Aide, and a Certified Medication Aide.
The facility “failed to document specific behaviors exhibited by the resident which requires the use of an ‘as needed’ antianxiety medication [for one resident] whose clinical records were reviewed for unnecessary medications.” At the time of the survey, fourteen residents at the facility “received anti-anxiety medications.”
The survey team reviewed a resident’s Nurse’s Note in January 2016, that “contained no documentation regarding the signs and symptoms of anxiety and fourteen entries when the resident was administered [anti-anxiety medication].”
The resident’s Treatment Administration Record for December 2015, and January 2016, “contained no documentation the resident had experienced the signs and symptoms of anxiety.”
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