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The Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Lauderdale County nursing facility, contact the Mississippi Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.The Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is an 82-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Meridian and Lauderdale County, Mississippi. The "for-profit" home is located at:
3716 Highway 39 North
Meridian, Mississippi 39301
The Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $39,041 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of Mississippi nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against The Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $22,874 fine on June 12, 2018, and a $16,167 fine on September 14, 2016, for a total of $39,041.
This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Delaware Adult Protective Services Website. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Mississippi Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationMeridian Mississippi Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Mississippi 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 Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date January 24, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to maintain nebulizer equipment in a manner to prevent the possible spread of infection.” The state investigators observed a resident’s room on January 23, 2018, at 5:00 PM. The observation “revealed a nebulizer machine, tubing and hand-held nebulizer unit with a mouthpiece lying uncovered on a towel that covered the top of the nightstand. The bowl area of the hand-held nebulizer was dated January 15.”
Follow-Up observation of the resident’s room the next day at 9:00 AM revealed the hand-held nebulizer unit “with mouthpiece dated January 15 lying in the same location as the previous observation.” A review of the resident’s Medication Administration Record and interviews with the resident revealed “she gets nebulizer treatments when she needs them.”
The state investigators interviewed two Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) that same day at 9:20 AM. The interview revealed, “the nebulizer masks and hand-held nebulizer unit should be cleaned and put in bags after each use.” The second LPN revealed that “nebulizer masks and hand-held nebulizer equipment should be bag when not in use and changed out every seven days. She further stated the night shift nurse should change equipment out on Sunday nights.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) revealed that “hand-held nebulizer should have been cleaned and stored in a plastic bag after each use [and] agreed this was an infection control issue.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at The Oaks Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Mississippi nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lauderdale County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Meridian.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.