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Sunset Estates Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Tecumseh and Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
201 West Walnut
Tecumseh, Oklahoma 74873
Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Sunset Estates Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $30,452 fine on November 08, 2017, a $60,750 fine on February 08, 2017, and a $17,426 fine on August 02, 2016, for a total of $108,628.
The nursing home also received fourteen 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.
Tecumseh Oklahoma Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Oklahoma Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date February a 2017
The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation existed “due to the facility’s failure to ensure [one resident] was free from neglect. The resident was administered (intentionally) a mixed dosage of insulin that was not ordered for the resident. The ordered insulin was not available.” The Oklahoma State Department of Health verified “the existence of an Immediate Jeopardy situation.”
Even though the state investigators removed the Immediate Jeopardy situation after the initial action was taken, “the deficient practice remained as actual harm that was [determined to be] a pattern.”
Due to the intentionally mixed dosage of insulin that was not ordered by the Physician for the resident, the resident was harmed when her blood sugar reached 376. The resident was “sent to the emergency room where she was treated.”
The survey determined that “this [failure] posed the potential for serious life-threatening complications. The staff administered the incorrect insulin and did not assess the resident after the [medication] was administered.” As a result, “the facility’s failure to protect [the resident] from negligence had the potential to affect all seventy-one residents residing in the facility.
The Director of Nursing stated to the investigators that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “had administered the wrong insulin to a resident.” However, the LPN “had not reported her actions to anyone” until the following day during the afternoon. At that time, the LPN “was unable to recall the time [it occurred] but stated it was around the time the resident was going to the emergency room for an evaluation.”
During the investigation has revealed that the LPN had reported to the Director of Nursing that the resident had been out of their insulin.” The Director stated that the LPN should “call the pharmacy to get the medication and was told it was too soon for the medication to be filled” that quickly.
Because the LPN could not administer the medication that was not available in the facility, the LPN “mixed some insulin belonging to other residents and administered this mixture to the resident for her 4:30 PM dose of insulin.”
The surveyors asked the LPN, “if she notified the Physician that the resident was out of insulin, and the resident’s fingerstick blood score was 358.” The LPN replied, “No.”
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