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 best tools out there — when a person is looking for a good nursing home or wants to check on the quality of a particular home — is Nursing Home Compare, a website operated by the federal government. I have written about Nursing Home Compare several times on this blog.
Nursing Home Compare provides a wealth of information about every nursing home that receives Medicare or Medicaid funding — which is just about every nursing home in operation. Information on each home includes:
- The name, address, number of beds, ownership, and many other details and stats.
- Full copies of health inspection reports and fire safety reports.
- Number of health deficiencies and the nature of those deficiencies.
- Staffing information.
- A 1- to 5-star rating in each of three categories: health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
In a recent blog post, I wrote about Callaway Nursing Home in Sulphur. The federal government has terminated that home’s certification to receive Medicare/Medicaid funding, because of numerous health deficiencies the home has failed to remedy. As I was studying Nursing Home Compare’s information about Callaway Nursing Home, I wondered: How many other nursing facilities in Oklahoma are just as bad?
One way to compare them is by considering those three ratings. The health inspections score is based on how many deficiencies were detected during recent inspections. The staffing score is based on how many nurses and nurse’s aides are on staff at any given time compared to number of residents. Quality measures is based on the residents’ own feedback in periodic assessments. The ratings run from 1, the lowest score possible, to 5, the highest possible.
Not surprisingly, the Callaway Nursing Home has a low rating in all three categories: 1 star on health inspections, 1 star on staffing and 2 stars on quality measures.
Of the 308 Oklahoma nursing homes listed on Nursing Home Compare, I found that six homes have 1-star ratings across the board, in all three categories, and 12 more homes have two 1-star ratings and one 2-star rating (like the Sulphur home has).
Here’s both of those lists.
1-Star Ratings Across The Board
Six Oklahoma nursing homes have a 1-star rating in all three categories. They are located in Atoka, Eufaula, Glenpool, Sand Springs, Shawnee and Wilburton. Based on comparing their Nursing Home Compare scores, these are the six worst nursing home facilities in the state.
- Atoka Manor, 1500 S. Virginia St., Atoka, OK 74525
- Glennwood Healthcare, 1700 E. 141st St., Glenpool, OK 74033
- Sand Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1025 N. Adams, Sand Springs, OK 74063
- The Golden Rule Home, 38801 Hardesty Road, Shawnee, OK 74801
- Wellington Hills Living & Rehabilitation Center, Sixth & Woodland, Eufaula, OK 74432
- Tidwell Living Center, 900 W. Ranchwood Drive, Wilburton, OK 74578 (1 star for health inspections; no rating available for the other two measures).
Two Ones and a Two
The following 12 nursing homes have 1-star ratings in two categories and a 2-star rating in the other. They are located in Ada, Allen, Chouteau, Claremore, Coalgate, Elk City, Enid, Oklahoma City, Owasso, Ponca City and Tulsa (2). They are:
- Ballard Nursing Center, 201 W. 5th St., Ada, OK 74820
- Colonial Manor Nursing Home, 1815 E. Skelly Drive, Tulsa, OK 74105
- Elk City Nursing Center, 301 N. Garrett, Elk City, OK 73644
- Enid Senior Care, 410 N. 30th St., Enid, OK 73701
- Grace Living Center-Northwest OKC, 3233 NW 10th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73107
- Leisure Village Health Care Center, 2154 S. 85th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74129
- Meadowbrook Nursing Center, 113 E. Jones, Chouteau, OK 74337 (one 1-star rating, one 2-star rating, one rating not available)
- Ruth Wilson Hurley Manor, 7 N. Covington, Coalgate, OK 74538
- Sequoyah Pointe Living Center, 8515 N. 123rd E. Ave., Owasso, OK 74055
- Shawn Manor Nursing Home, 2024 Turner Road, Ponca City, OK 74604
- Wood Manor Nursing Center, 2800 N. Hickory St., Claremore, OK 74017
- Woodland Hills Nursing Center, 200 N. Easton, Allen, OK 74825
You Have Legal Rights
The 18 nursing homes listed above, as well as the Sulphur home described in that earlier blog post, are among the absolute worst nursing homes in the state of Oklahoma. In contrast to them, Nursing Home Compare lists several facilities in our state that have earned 5-star and 4-star ratings. There are some good facilities out there, too.
Every facility that receives Medicare and Medicaid funding is required to measure up to certain minimum standards to make sure that its residents are receiving an acceptable level of medical care. Every facility is also required to provide a safe environment for its residents and to make sure that they are not being subjected to abuse or experiencing neglect.
If you are a resident of an Oklahoma nursing home or have a loved one who is, you have a legal right to that minimum standard of care. If you believe a nursing home is not meeting minimum standards and if you or your loved one has experienced harms or losses in a nursing home due to those deficiencies, you should contact Hasbrook & Hasbrook for a free consultation.
We will evaluate your case and discuss your options at no charge. If we take your case, it will be on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case in successful.