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Information & Ratings on South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing facilities across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in an Oklahoma County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. The 375-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5725 South Ross
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73119
South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes IV (intravenous) therapy, hospice, memory care, advanced wound care, tube feeding, and restorative care involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Federal agencies and the State of Oklahoma have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $11,370 fine on October 17, 2017, and a $6,500 fine on June 23, 2017, for a total of $17,870. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 10, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home also received seventeen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Oklahoma Long Term Care Provider Inspection Search Website.
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 23, 2016
According to state investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure prescreening of employees was completed through fingerprint screening and also failed to investigate and report an allegation of neglect.” In one incident, the surveyors reviewed an employee file for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Disciplinary Action Form noting that the “employee failed to change the [assigned resident’s] incontinence [brief].”
The “form was checked for termination [to fire the employee but] then changed to a written warning. The form was signed by the CNA and a Registered Nurse (RN).
The survey team interviewed a resident just before dinnertime on November 20, 2016. The investigators asked, “if she had to wait a long time before care was provided. She nodded her head to indicate yes and pointed to her call light.” The surveyors asked, “how long she had to wait to receive care. She indicated with [no] her hands when asked if it was fifteen minutes, thirty minutes, and then indicated yes with her head when reaching forty-five minutes.”
The surveyors asked, “if she had ever been left soiled for long periods of time. She indicated yes with her head. She was asked if other staff had come and cleaned her up. She again indicated yes with her head.”
The surveyors interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) a few minutes later and asked “to define neglect. She stated neglect is when a resident did not receive the care they needed, such as incontinent care.” The investigators asked, “what the facility policy was for reporting abuse or neglect. She stated it was to be reported immediately to the Charge Nurse.”
The survey team then asked, “if she had to report anyone from neglect. She stated about a month ago she found [the resident] soiled with dried feces on the pillow and her nightgown. She also stated the resident had been cared for by [another CNA].”
The reporting CNA stated that the incident had been reported to the Charge Nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). An LPN on Duty verified that “she did not know if anything had been investigated” or reported to “required agencies, including the Oklahoma State Department of Health.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Oklahoma County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oklahoma City.
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