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Information & Ratings on Share Medical Center, Alva, Oklahoma
Attorneys for Injured & Neglected at Share Medical Center
At no time in history has 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 Woods 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.
Share Medical Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "city government-owned" center providing services to residents of Alva and Woods County, Oklahoma. The 80-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
730 Share Drive
Alva, Oklahoma 73717
Share Medical Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Share Medical Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes hospice, respite care, short-term rehab, and restorative care involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Oklahoma and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
Alva Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date #F880 October 16, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date October 16, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date October 16, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure wound care was provided in a manner to prevent cross-contamination.” The deficient practice involved three residents “who were observed for wound care. The facility identified eight residents with wounds.”
The resident’s recent Quarterly Assessment identified the resident with “a Stage II pressure ulcer. The Care Plan last reviewed on September 1, 2018, documented that “the resident was to be repositioned with her feet elevated and wound care provided to the left heel as ordered by the Physician.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) was observed providing care on the morning of October 10, 2018, without following established protocols in changing gloves when necessary to prevent the spread of infection. The surveyors noted that “the LPN did not change her gloves during the entire provision of wound care.”
The nursing home “failed to monitor signs and symptoms” of residents “who were reviewed for unnecessary medications.”
In one incident, a resident’s Quarterly Assessment documented that the resident “exhibited no behavioral symptoms and had received antipsychotic medication seven out of the last seven days [before] the assessment.” The resident’s Care Plan last reviewed on October 9, 2018, documented that “the resident was to be monitored for signs and symptoms” of their medical condition and that was “exhibited by paranoia and delusions.”
The resident’s Behavior Monitoring Sheets for September 2018, and October 2018 documented that “the resident was monitored for cheerfulness, manipulation of staff, and repetitive questions.” However, “there was no documentation of the monitoring for the signs and symptoms [of their medical condition] the resident exhibited for the use of antipsychotic medication.”
The facility “failed to notify the physician of a severe weight loss for [one resident] whose records were reviewed for nutrition/weight loss.”
Records indicate that the resident weighed 182 pounds in July 2018, 177.2 pounds in August 2018, and 164.2 pounds in September 2018, indicating a severe weight loss of 7.34% of one month.” The following month, the resident weighed 157.4 pounds (October 2018) indicating “a severe weight loss of 13.74% in three months.”
The resident’s medical records indicate that the resident suffered from severe cognitive impairment and “had no or unknown weight gain or loss.” The nursing staff changed the resident’s nutritional intake. However, when asked “if the Physician had been notified of a severe weight loss in September 2018, and October 2018, the Administrator provided no additional information that the doctor had been notified.
Neglected or Abused at Share Medical Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Share Medical Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Woods County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Alva.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.