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1 in 25 nursing homes has consistent 1-star rating

Posted on February 15th, 2012 No Comments

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid created a Five-Star Quality Rating System for nursing homes in the U.S. in 2008. An analysis of 15,000 nursing homes and their ratings from the past 3 years since the system was implemented shows trends in the standards of care at nursing homes.

During the 3-year period, the nursing homes received 7 ratings each. In general, the level of care and ratings of nursing homes in the U.S. increased. However, a large percentage of homes that received 1-star ratings at first did not improve at all in three years.

Approximately 1 in every 25 nursing homes–564 total–received 1-star ratings each time they were inspected. The majority of these nursing homes were for-profit homes. In Oklahoma, 11 homes consistently received 1-star from 2008-2011.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, 1-star ratings are only given to homes with qualities of care found to be significantly lower than the state’s average. Common reasons a home received a 1-star rating were mistreatment, abuse, uncleanliness, and unlicensed employees.

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Oklahoma nursing home cited for sanitation issues

Posted on May 27th, 2010 No Comments

The Oklahoma Department of Health have investigated an Oklahoma nursing home and found alleged health and sanitation issues.

The OSDH has found issues with cleanliness on site and nourishment of elderly. The OSDH has found 27 violations of  nutrition/ sanitation issues.

One woman reportedly noticed that her mother had multiple bruises and that she had lost a dramatic amount of weight. The OSDH has given the nursing home 30 days to fix all remaining problems at the facility.

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