The condition of nursing homes in Oklahoma is among the worst in the country. Oklahoma nursing home facilities ranked in last place for the number of registered nurse hours worked per resident per day. Underfunded and understaffed facilities create the potential for neglect and abuse. As many as one in ten nursing home residents are […]
Category: Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Neglect in OK: Statistics and Common Injuries
It is difficult to track precise statistics on elder abuse, simply because many seniors hesitate to speak up about experiencing mistreatment or neglect. However, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) cites studies reporting that as many as one in 10 seniors experienced abuse during a one-year period. Abuse can take the form of physical […]
Assisted Living, Nursing Home, Memory Care: What is the Difference?
There are many terms to describe the various kinds of long-term care available in Oklahoma for senior adults, Alzheimer’s patients and patients with other types of dementia. What is the difference between “independent living” and “residential care” and “assisted living” and a “nursing home” and a “memory care” facility? Oklahoma laws and regulations govern long-term […]
What Are the Worst Nursing Homes in Oklahoma?
There are more than 300 nursing homes in Oklahoma. Which ones are at the absolute worst? Which ones are way down at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to the quality of care they provide to their residents? I suppose there are many ways to rate and rank nursing homes. One of the […]