Wilburton nursing homeowners under in...

Wilburton nursing homeowners under investigation

There are 350 comments on the NewsOK.com story from Jan 12, 2011, titled Wilburton nursing homeowners under investigation. In it, NewsOK.com reports that:

Owners of a financially troubled Wilburton nursing home are under investigation by the Oklahoma attorney general's office for the possible mishandling of residents' trust accounts.

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former employee

Enid, OK

#27 Feb 21, 2011
Administrator can be turned into the Nursing Home Administrators Board in OKC. I would contact anyone you thought could help such as: Ombudsman, Attorney Generals Office, local Representatives & Senators. Anyone willing to stand up for the rights of the residents and employees.

Dallas, TX

#28 Feb 21, 2011
I am really not understanding why all of this is being allowed to go on! HELLO! why is this place given months to correct these things? how many residents are going to decline in this time? OR GOD FORBID LOSE THEIR LIFE! What's going on here is absolutely inhumane! These poor poor residents! I am sick over this! Why is this being allowed??

Quinton, OK

#29 Feb 22, 2011
Well, one of the therapy people called state about something last week and Jerry Taylor, a higher up person who works with the state and signs the surveys that is done on the facilities, he called the owner of Community Care Center and told him exactly who had called state and what their complaint was (which he is not supposed to do) and the owner fired this employee. There were numerous complaints sent in to the Oklahoma State Dept of Health long term complaint division last week and NOTHING has been done as of yet. The complaints that were made? Well, guess what?! The administration has been trying to correct those complaints the last 2 days...people what does that tell you? It tells me Jerry Taylor has called and warned the owner to get all those corrected and then when the plan of correction is in place, he will send his state surveyors down to the facility to check it all out WHICH at that time they will be able to say that the complaints called in to them are all unsubstantiated.
Well Informed

United States

#30 Feb 23, 2011
Today 4 LPNs put in their 2 week notice because of the verbal and mental abuse inflicted on them by the administrator, director of operations and corporate RN acting DON. Residents are slowly being moved out of the facility. Noticed ad in wilburton paper for LPN, CMA, and CNA. Anyone in their right mind should not apply there if they want to maintain their licenses and integrity. Heard there were RNs that put in their notice as well but decided to stay once administration had their say. People the money owed to creditors and the IRS? Those obligations do not disappear on their own! Bottom line is...the residents are not being cared for and are experiencing skin breakdown because of this. State Dept of Health is turning a blind eye to the whole situation due to pockets being lined. Maybe its time to involve the state representatives, attorney generals office etc. Speaking of attorney generals office, let's not forget the ongoing case of the owners suspecting of mishandling the residents trust accounts.
former employee

United States

#31 Feb 24, 2011
The same article just came out in the local newkirk paper. I think the more people who know about this situation the better. Newkirk got immediate jeopardy against them because of skin breakdown & skin assessments not up to date. I don't know why they just dont close or sell or let state takeover. I think they are fighting a losing battle. with all this attention, do they really think census will go up or that they will be able to hire enough employees. Word gets out & people dont want to work for crooks like that. You cannot owe as many people as they do and keep the doors open. Jeff just might arrogant enough to think he can.
citizen united states

United States

#32 Feb 25, 2011
tell me this why isn't the latimer co. newspapers writing anything about the problem of the nursing home in wilburton, are they not concern about the residents in the home itself. it seems like they don't want to get their feet wet or want to sweep it under the rug. the residents are in severe state of trouble running a place without the proper care they should be provided for the price they have to pay. it is sad for these redidents and i can't understand why wilburton isn't doing anything to find out the main problem of the situation and at least get these residents some help to care for them, what if they were your family, how would you feel about the care they are receivinbg from such a poor run facility.

Quinton, OK

#33 Feb 26, 2011
State came into the facility Thursday morning around 4am. There were 2 state employees that showed up. Yesterday there were 5 state employees at the facility. Have already had 5 residents to move from the facility. Monday there will be 5 more being moved out of the facility by family. State has already uncovered numerous deficiencies and was reported that the owners have made no attempt to correct the deficiencies uncovered by state when they were there on November 29th. They have until May 29th (if not sooner after state gets thru with their current investigation at the facility) and highly doubt if they will be in compliance with what they told state they would do in order to run the facility right. The owner has led the employees to believe it is the nurses fault that the residents are leaving since the nurses put in their 2 week notice. The nurses are not the ones responsible for making sure creditors are paid, adequate supplies both medical and food are ordered and staffing is adequate.

Fort Smith, AR

#34 Feb 27, 2011
how many nurses asked for their resignations back?

Quinton, OK

#35 Feb 27, 2011
Curious, that is a very good question and I will be happy to reply to that. One nurse who is an RN asked for hers back but after she came in to work this weekend and discovered there was no LPN scheduled to work with her because that LPN had quit the day of the nurses meeting and no one bothered to schedule someone to take that nurses place and also no one had bothered to schedule a nurse to work the evening 12 hour shift for the weekend as that nurse also had quit the day of the meeting....she is going to resubmit her resignation. Then another nurse who had submitted her resignation was told by the owner that he was not going to accept it, like that took care of it? Hardly.

Quinton, OK

#36 Feb 27, 2011
Also 'Curious'....just found out that the one nurse left(that is an RN) that did not quit or submit a letter of resignation (only due to the fact that she hurt herself when she was made to work the floor as a CNA...just resigned.

Quinton, OK

#37 Feb 28, 2011
The DON secretary/CMA/CNA that had been there for over 20 years called this morning and said she would not be back...she quit.
former employee

United States

#38 Mar 4, 2011
please keep everyone updated on the status of the facility.

Quinton, OK

#39 Mar 4, 2011
Residents continue to be moved to other facilities by the families. Creditors are getting more aggressive with collection practices. Nurses are still going to resign come this week. State surveyors still at the facility and have not exited yet and they have already been at the facility over a week monitoring the situation there. Administration has resorted to hiring their family members to work there because everyone in Wilburton and surrounding communities are aware of the practices of that place. I don't understand why families are keeping their loved ones in that place. Do they think it's going to get better? Do they actually believe what is told to them by administration...that things are going to get better and that they doors are not going to close? Hm..wait and see what happens Monday. It's sure to be a doozy.

Quinton, OK

#40 Mar 6, 2011
As of Sunday evening, March 6th, Oklahoma Dept of Health state surveyors were at the facility to do the 'annual survey'. Somethings up people and if anyone has anything to say or talk to state about, now's your chance.

Quinton, OK

#41 Mar 9, 2011
Well come to find out the Oklahoma State Dept of Health was called due to the owner transferred the resident's trust accounts from a local bank in Wilburton to a bank in Arkansas (the state in which the owner lives) and the families were not notified. Another resident will be leaving the facility as soon as arrangements can be made. The day LPN worked out her 2 week notice and didn't go back. Since the new administration took over there have been numerous incidents of narcotic medications come up missing (never had that problem before when the other administration was there)...don't it make you wonder where those narcotics are going to?! Payday for the employees was on Tuesday and many employees did not get the total hours they worked on the paychecks. One individual had worked 78 hours and only got paid for 20. There were a couple of employees that had not been entered into the time clock and were having to fill out forms for each day they worked and administration conveniently 'lost' those forms.
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#42 Mar 11, 2011
I was one of those that had put in my notice but found it too unbearable to continue working there. I was unable to go into the facility to pick up my check during that afternoon so I called later to see if I could come get it. I was told that no, my check was being mailed. Ok, that was on Tuesday of this week and this is Friday. Even if I lived out of state I would have gotten it by today and have not received it as of yet. Makes me wonder if there ever was a check but then again, I have the voice mail saved where the corporate rn stated it was in the mail. Hm. Guess I'll just have to get the Dept of Labor involved and let them come in and investigate Community Care Centers records.

Henryetta, OK

#43 Mar 11, 2011
once again, i am amazed that all of these allegations are made because everyone is so concerned with the residents, but there hasn't been anyone come forward "in public" and speak their mind. makes me wonder if there are not just a bunch of disgruntled employees running around SE Oklahoma.
former employee

Byars, OK

#44 Mar 11, 2011
OK, Curious, if was just disgruntled employees then why are both of their facilities in trouble with the state and owe fines to the state for not being in compliance? Why has census dropped dramatically in both of their nursing homes? Sounds to me like there is one common thread and that is the ownership.
Former Nurse

Quinton, OK

#45 Mar 11, 2011
Curious, we have tried the media outlets but none wants to get involved for some reason. The only one that printed something was The Oklahoman and that was the only time. Yes, to a point there are disgruntled employees and they have a right to be disgruntled. We were forced to work with no supplies or when we did receive them, they were very limited. We were pressured to false document in nurses notes, etc. In order to keep our licenses intact and stay in compliance with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing rules and regulations, we had no choice but to resign our positions. Former employee, you have hit the nail on the head.
Message to curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#46 Mar 11, 2011
I'm betting CURIOUS is Jeff Butcher, his family or someone that works for him.

Jeff......your day of reckoning is coming. What's funny to me is that given how paranoid you are you haven't seemed to pick up on the fact that maybe you are being watched....maybe someone is a few steps ahead of you....

Guess your arrogance has trumped your paranoia.

Another thing. You would be shocked to know who you REALLY couldn't trust.

You aren't a smart man, Jeff. In fact, you aren't a man at all. You are a little insignificant parasite that is going to get stomped on soon enough.

Evil took on a new face with you Jeff. I just marvel at how you THINK anyone is fooled by you. Satan has a better chance at that.

Prison or hell.....either way or both. You will pay for what you have done.

I feel sorry for your kids. One day they will realize that their dad is a liar, a crook, evil....I could go on but I've got dinner on the stove.

How do you sleep at night?

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