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Information & Ratings on Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Oklahoma has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, the rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Tulsa County nursing facility, contact the Oklahoma Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 106-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Tulsa and Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5170 South Vandalia
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes post-surgical care, wound management, IV (intravenous) therapy, podiatry, respite care, speech, and language therapy, social services, dietary management, and physical and occupational therapyFinancial 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.
The nursing home also received six complaints 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.
The federal government and Oklahoma Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date May 10, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date June 6, 2018
According to investigators, “it was determined the facility failed to ensure residents did not receive unnecessary [medications] without adequate monitoring of behaviors; without adequate monitoring of side effects; or without nonpharmacological behavioral interventions.”
During an admission assessment, it was determined that the resident “had no hallucinations or delusions, had not exhibited behaviors, requires extensive assistance with transfers, had experienced one fall with an injury, and had received antipsychotic medication in the last seven days. The assessment documented that the resident had received an antipsychotic medication review, and no gradual dose reduction had been attempted.”
The nursing home “failed to provide supervision to prevent falls and to consistently identify and implement interventions to aid in the prevention of falls.” The event involved a resident at high risk for falls who had difficulties with gait/balance problems.
An incident report dated March 16, 2018, at 2:45 AM noted that “a nurse heard a resident yelling for help, upon entering the resident’s room, the resident was noted to have fallen from the bed. The resident stated she got up to use the bedside commode, and her leg gave out, causing her to fall to the floor.”
The resident “denied hitting their head. Immediate action was taken, and the resident was assisted to a standing position by two staff members.” A subsequent Incident Report documented three hours later at 5:39 AM noted that the resident was “sitting on the floor, no injuries noted. The physical description included ‘My leg gave out when I was transferring back from the commode.’”
The surveyors noted that the updated Care Plan “did not address the fall interventions to prevent further falls when the resident fell twice on the same date going to the bathroom because her leg gave out.”
An incident report dated April 7, 2018, noted that the resident “was observed sitting on the floor in her room facing the door. The resident stated she was transferring herself from the bed to the commode, and her leg gave out under her. She did not hit her head.”
The subsequent updated Care Plan “did not address to fall interventions to prevent further falls when the resident fell going to the bathroom and her leg gave out.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Tulsa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Tulsa.
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