The 10 Worst Nursing Homes in Oklahoma

Updated as of February 01, 2024

A list of the ten worst skilled nursing homes in Oklahoma. Based on the Weighted Health Inspection Score developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Every year, thousands of seniors, their families, and friends are faced with the difficult decision of choosing a skilled nursing facility, either because someone is recuperating after a hospital visit or for end-of-life care. This is usually an issue that arises suddenly, and the decision makers are not equipped with the right knowledge and information to make a good decision. Not knowing how to decide, they turn to others for recommendations. Word of mouth, along with geography, are constantly cited as the most important factors in choosing a skilled nursing facility. Choosing a facility with such limited information can lead to significant problems. Not all skilled nursing facilities are the same and the people that you trust to recommend a facility may not know enough about the facility and the alternatives to be a competent guide.

Providing the type of care that residents of skilled nursing facilities require is very difficult. The range of issues that are being treated is vast and the needs cover both people recuperating and recovering as well as those facing end-of-life issues. Residents require significant help with basic daily activities as well as supplemental needs like oxygen and 24/7 monitoring.

To help people who are facing this difficult situation, we have compiled a list of the worst Oklahoma skilled nursing facilities and the the best skilled nursing facilities. (We have also compiled the best and worst nursing homes by city for most cities in the United States, links are shown at the bottom on this page.) The lists are based on data provided by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (“CMS”) and include information gathered from detailed annual inspections, monthly reporting, complaint histories, deficiency reports and much more.

The list below calls out the worst skilled nursing facilities in Oklahoma. For the most part these facilities should be avoided. All the facilities have issues with cleanliness and safety and a large number of the facilities have been flagged by CMS as locations where abuse has either occurred or is highly likely.

Avoiding these facilities may not always be an option either because of geographic, monetary, or occupancy constraints. However, being in a bad nursing home does not mean that the resident will not improve. If you have a loved one in one of these facilities, we encourage you to visit often and to ask that friends and other family visit too. It is well documented that positive outcomes for skilled nursing residents is highly correlated with the number and diversity of people visiting the resident. Being there, getting to know the staff, showing the staff that the resident has people that care about him or her is critical. There may not always be a better option, but your direct involvement can make a difference.

To see a more detailed analysis of the performance on skilled nursing facilities in Oklahoma, including staffing, COVID-19 infections, historical occupancy levels and recent trends, look at our detailed analysis page.

Nursing Home Rating
Park Place Healthcare and Rehab
1530 NE GRAND BLVD
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
715.60
/
Maplewood Care Center
6202 EAST 61ST STREET
TULSA, OK
531.67
Rating Not Available
Cross Timbers Nursing and Rehabilitation
1400 BUENA VISTA AVENUE
MIDWEST CITY, OK
411.33
/
Mooreland Heritage Manor
402 SOUTHEAST 6TH STREET
MOORELAND, OK
381.00
Rating Not Available /
Jan Frances Care Center
815 NORTH COUNTRY CLUB ROAD
ADA, OK
290.67
/
Chandler Therapy and Living Center LLC
601 WEST 1ST STREET
CHANDLER, OK
290.33
/
Tuscany Village Nursing Center
2333 TUSCANY BLVD
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
270.00
Clinton Therapy and Living Center
2316 MODELLE
CLINTON, OK
269.00
Wewoka Healthcare Center
1400 WEST FIRST STREET
WEWOKA, OK
267.67
Rainbow Terrace Care Center
300 WEST 9TH STREET
WELEETKA, OK
259.50

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

How We Compile Nursing Home Ratings in Oklahoma

Every month, we rank all of the skilled nursing facilities in Oklahoma. These rankings are based on data provided by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid measures ("CMS"), including the CMS 5-Star Rating System and the Health Inspection Scores. The list of the Worst Skilled Nursing Facilities in Oklahoma is based on the weighted overall health inspection score which is a composite of CMS's three most recent skilled nursing home inspection scores weighted to give the most recent inspection more importance.

The CMS 5-Star Rating System rates skilled nursing facilities from one to five stars, with one star being the lowest and five stars being the highest. The rating system also rates Oklahoma nursing homes across five different dimensions including overall rating, health inspection rating, quality measures rating, overall staffing rating, and RN staffing rating (RN is an acronym for Registered Nurse).

In addition to the 5-Star Rating System, CMS provides numerical metrics that summarize:

  • Health Inspection Domain. The health inspection rating is based on the three most recent standard surveys for each nursing home, results from any complaint investigations during the most recent three-year period, and any repeat revisits needed to verify that required corrections have brought the facility back into compliance. CMS calculates a weighted deficiency score based on points assigned to health deficiencies identified in each active provider’s current health inspection survey and the two prior surveys (including revisits), as well as deficiency findings from the most recent three years of complaint investigations. More recent surveys are weighted more heavily than older surveys: the most recent period (cycle 1) is assigned a weighting factor of 1/2, the previous period (cycle 2) has a weighting factor of 1/3, and the second prior survey (cycle 3) has a weighting factor of 1/6. The weighted time period scores are then summed to create the survey score for each facility.
  • Staffing Domain. Using multiple reporting methods, CMS calculates the amount of time that the nursing staff spends with residents. This is measured across multiple dimensions, one each for three different levels of nursing, including Registered Nurses (“RNs”), Licensed Practical Nurses (“LPNs”), and Certified Nursing Assistants (“CNAs”), plus one metric that totals all contributions. These metrics are expressed in hours per resident per day. CMS also provides state-level and national averages for the metrics to allow for additional comparisons.
  • Quality Measures Domain. A set of quality measures (QMs) has been developed from MDS-based indicators to describe the quality of care provided in nursing homes. These measures address a broad range of functioning and health status in multiple care areas. The facility rating for the QM domain is based on performance on a subset of 11 (out of 18) of the QMs. Ratings for the QM domain are calculated using the three most recent quarters for which data are available. This time period specification was selected to increase the number of assessments available for calculating the QM rating, increasing the stability of estimates and reducing the number of facilities that do not have enough data to report QM ratings.
  • Abuse Flag. Abuse is always a concern in skilled nursing facilities. To highlight the issue, CMS has extracted this feature as its own flag. Facilities with an actual abuse event or where the potential for abuse has been shown for the past two years are flagged. The Health Inspection Score is capped at 2-stars for nursing homes that have been flagged for abuse.

Skilled nursing facilities that are new and do not have at least two surveys completed are not rated by CMS. These facilities may have health inspection scores that can be used to evaluate the facility.

One complication in Oklahoma nursing home inspections is the COVID-19 pandemic. Although inspections should be performed every 12 months, COVID has decreased this frequency. While CMS admits that only in “rare cases” do these inspections increase to 15 months, our analysis suggests that this time frame may be even longer. This report shows that the time between inspections is now just under 500 days (more than sixteen months). There are now hundreds of skilled nursing homes in the United States that have not been inspected in more than 24 months. This list shows the skilled nursing homes with the longest period since being inspected. According to the CMS data, these homes have not been inspected since 2018!

Skilled Nursing Home Abuse in Oklahoma

Abuse is always going to be an issue with skilled nursing facilities. Skilled nursing facility residents need help with so many basic things and they are suffering, confused, and frustrated. If you are the friend or relative of a nursing home resident, we guarantee that you will be constantly fretting about whether your loved one is receiving proper and timely care. Abuse feels like a violation of your trust, but it happens. CMS actively monitors nursing homes not just for actual abuse but also for indicators that suggest that abuse might be occurring. Homes where abuse has either occurred or might be occurring are flagged. A very high percentage of the worst skilled nursing facilities in Oklahoma have been flagged for abuse. We have marked these facilities both on the list of the worst skilled nursing facilities and on the detailed page for each of the facilities.

How to Report a Nursing Homes in Oklahoma

If you run into an issue at a Oklahoma nursing home, there are a few steps you can take to make sure the issue is reported. First, speak with the immediate staff. If the problem is not solved, speak with a director or administrator, doctor, or any other employee of a high level.

As required by Medicare and Medicaid, reports and complaints must go through a grievance procedure. Per the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a grievance is “an expression of dissatisfaction (other than an organization determination) with any aspect of the operations, activities, or behavior of a Medicare health plan, or its providers, regardless of whether remedial action is requested”. All grievances must be filed in writing or verbally within 60 days of the event prompting the grievance.

To report a Oklahoma nursing home for quality of care, go through a grievance procedure through your Medicare or Medicaid plan. You can also go through the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care-Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIO). These groups serve to help with complaints made regarding the quality of care by Medicare providers. You can also choose to go through both Medicare and a BFCC-QIO.

Worst Nursing Homes in the Largest Oklahoma Cities

All of the following nursing homes have been given a Weighted Health Inspection Score by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Every year, nursing homes in Oklahoma go through an unannounced inspection performed by independent state examiners. These examiners look at factors such as cleanliness, hazards, and safety to perform the inspection. Points are given to nursing homes based on their deficiency in a certain category. Thus, a higher Weighted All Cycles Score means more problems and lower quality of care.

The list below ranks the homes with the highest (worst) weighted scores. The score is shown next to the facility name. The list also shows the two most recent deficiencies for each of the nursing homes.

Worst Nursing Homes in Oklahoma City

  • Park Place Healthcare and Rehab (715.6)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-08-01)
    • Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. (2023-08-01)
  • Tuscany Village Nursing Center (270)
    • Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities. (2023-11-14)
    • Honor the resident's right to and the facility must promote and facilitate resident self-determination through support of resident choice. (2023-08-11)
  • Meadowlake Estates (218)
    • Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. (2023-12-29)
    • Honor the resident's right to and the facility must promote and facilitate resident self-determination through support of resident choice. (2023-12-29)
  • Warr Acres Nursing Center (126.833)
    • Not hire anyone with a finding of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or theft. (2022-02-18)
    • Protect each resident from all types of abuse such as physical, mental, sexual abuse, physical punishment, and neglect by anybody. (2022-02-18)
  • Northwest Nursing Center (124)
    • Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. (2023-10-13)
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft. (2023-10-13)
  • Heritage at Brandon Place Health and Rehabilitation (115.333)
    • Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. (2023-06-05)
    • Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months. (2023-06-05)
  • Windsor Hills Nursing Center (102.5)
    • Assess the resident when there is a significant change in condition (2023-08-25)
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft. (2023-08-25)
  • South Pointe Rehabilitation and Care Center (98)
    • Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. (2023-05-10)
    • Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. (2023-05-10)
  • Parc Place Medical Resort (87)
    • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. (2024-01-02)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-11-02)
  • Emerald Care Center Southwest LLC (76.667)
    • Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. (2023-09-27)
    • Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. (2023-09-27)

Worst Nursing Homes in Tulsa

  • Maplewood Care Center (531.667)
    • Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered. (2023-10-25)
    • Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive. (2023-10-25)
  • Emerald Care Center Tulsa (192.333)
    • Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered. (2023-05-06)
    • Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely. (2023-05-06)
  • Southern Hills Rehabilitation Center (101.667)
    • Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. (2023-12-20)
    • Protect each resident from the wrongful use of the resident's belongings or money. (2023-12-20)
  • Leisure Village Health Care Center (85.333)
    • Protect each resident from the wrongful use of the resident's belongings or money. (2023-09-06)
    • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. (2023-09-06)
  • Oklahoma Memory Care Institute (72)
    • Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. (2023-10-25)
    • Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered. (2023-10-25)
  • University Village Retirement Community (69)
    • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. (2023-10-31)
    • Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined clinically appropriate. (2023-10-20)
  • Ambassador Manor Nursing Center (59.333)
    • Provide each resident with a nourishing, palatable, well-balanced diet that meets his or her daily nutritional and special dietary needs. (2023-10-20)
    • Notify each resident of certain balances and convey resident funds upon discharge, eviction, or death. (2023-10-20)
  • Sherwood Manor Nursing Home (52.667)
    • Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system. (2024-01-26)
    • Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. (2023-09-08)
  • Green Country Care Center (51.333)
    • Honor the resident's right to a dignified existence, self-determination, communication, and to exercise his or her rights. (2023-11-07)
    • Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive. (2023-11-07)
  • Gracewood Health and Rehab (47.333)
    • Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents. (2023-11-10)
    • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. (2023-09-25)

Worst Nursing Homes in Norman

  • Medical Park West Rehabilitation and Skilled Care (221.833)
    • Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive. (2023-12-06)
    • Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined clinically appropriate. (2023-12-06)
  • 24th Place (113.333)
    • Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months. (2023-05-15)
    • Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing. (2023-05-15)
  • Ignite Medical Resort Norman, LLC (42.667)
    • Have posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed. (2023-12-31)
    • Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating. (2023-12-31)
  • Grace Skilled and Nursing Therapy Norman (26.667)
    • Provide safe and appropriate respiratory care for a resident when needed. (2023-05-30)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-05-30)
  • Holiday Heights Healthcare (20)
    • Add doors in an exit area that do not require the use of a key from the exit side unless in case of special locking arrangements. (2023-10-18)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-10-18)

Worst Nursing Homes in Broken Arrow

  • Village Health Care Center (158.333)
    • Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. (2023-05-05)
    • Provide care and assistance to perform activities of daily living for any resident who is unable. (2023-05-05)
  • Forest Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center (75.333)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-11-09)
    • Develop and maintain an Emergency Preparedness Program (EP). (2023-08-10)
  • Broken Arrow Nursing Home, Inc (65.333)
    • Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive. (2023-10-09)
    • Give residents notice of Medicaid/Medicare coverage and potential liability for services not covered. (2023-10-09)
  • Cedarcrest Care Center (64)
    • Have the Quality Assessment and Assurance group have the required members and meet at least quarterly (2023-03-30)
    • Have a plan that describes the process for conducting QAPI and QAA activities. (2023-03-30)
  • Senior Suites Healthcare (52)
    • Create and put into place a plan for meeting the resident's most immediate needs within 48 hours of being admitted (2023-11-20)
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft. (2023-11-20)
  • Aspen Health and Rehab (29.333)
    • Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist. (2023-10-04)
    • Install corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. (2023-08-21)
  • Franciscan Villa (16)
    • Assess the resident completely in a timely manner when first admitted, and then periodically, at least every 12 months. (2022-08-18)
    • Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections. (2022-08-18)

Worst Nursing Homes in Edmond

  • Edmond Health Care Center (88.333)
    • Ensure that special areas are constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or have an approved fire extinguishing system. (2023-10-13)
    • Have exits that are accessible at all times. (2023-10-13)
  • Bradford Village Healthcare Center (52.667)
    • Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards. (2023-12-28)
    • Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment. (2023-12-28)
  • The Timbers Skilled Nursing and Therapy (24)
    • Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program. (2023-11-08)
    • Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals. (2023-09-13)

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