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Information & Ratings on Skiatook Nursing Home, Skiatook, Oklahoma
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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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Skiatook and Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The 70-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
318 South Cherry
Skiatook, Oklahoma 74070
Skiatook Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Skiatook Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes skilled rehab, medication administration, Physician visits, oxygen services, hospitals, x-ray services, and restorative care involving occupational and speech therapies.
The investigators from the federal government and Oklahoma penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Skiatook Nursing Home for $56,941 on August 15, 2016, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on September 26, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
The state of Oklahoma and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date November 8, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 26, 2017
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to review and update their Abuse Policy and procedure regarding reporting and submission of the final reported to the State Department of Health.” The investigation involved three incident reports reviewed for allegations of abuse.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff “had the potential to affect all thirty-two residents who resided in the facility.”
The survey team asked the Director of Nursing just before noon on November 8, 2018, “who was responsible for updating the facility policy and procedures. He stated he, the Administrator, and the Corporate Nurse, update the policies and procedures.” The Director of Nursing verified that they did not know off the top of their head “how often the policy and procedures were reviewed and updated.”
The Director of Nursing also verified that he believed that he had less than two hours to report an allegation of abuse to the proper agencies but had failed to update the facility’s policies and procedures to reflect that timeline.
When the investigators asked the Director of Nursing “why an allegation of abuse from [one of the facility resident’s] was not reported until 3.5 hours after the investigation, [the Director responded], ‘I am not sure, I cannot give you an answer.’”
The investigative team then asked the Director “why an allegation of abuse from [another resident] was not reported until ten hours and twenty minutes after the allegation. He reviewed the Incident Report and stated, ‘it is another night shift incident.’” The Director verified that he was given five business days to submit a final report concerning the incident to the State Health Department. However, he could not provide an answer to why an incident involving an allegation of abuse for a third resident “had not been submitted for eight working days.”
An “Immediate Jeopardy situation was determined to exist regarding the facility’s failure to provide supervision to prevent falls and to implement interventions to aid in the prevention of falls.” In one incident, resident “had a fallen September 12, 2017, that resulted in a fractured left patella [kneecap].”
The “resident had experienced eleven falls in the past five months, with six of the falls resulting in injuries. No new interventions had been implemented to prevent future falls.”
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