The Enid News & Eagle reported that the department notified Kenwood Manor of the fine and other sanctions on April 1 following a March 8 inspection.
“The patient has a history of being in Kenwood Manor Nursing Home for quite some time,” according to the report. “(He) has been showing increasing sexual inappropriateness,” the report stated. “It was reported that he is targeting residents that are either paraplegic or blind. These problems have progressively worsened.”
Terry Reynolds, Kenwood Manor registered nurse supervisor, issued a statement on behalf of the home.
“At Kenwood Manor the comfort, care and well-being of our residents is always our first priority, and in accordance with the applicable state and federal law, we do not discuss specific patients and other matters of facility operation in a public forum. Our staff members continue their dedication to provide the best possible care to our residents.”
Asked if Kenwood Manor would submit a plan of correction or appeal the survey results, Reynolds said, “That would be no comment.”
Dorya Huser, chief of Long Term Care for the Protective Health Services division of OSDH, said the March inspection was triggered by an anonymous complaint regarding the resident's behavior.
“This is an unprecedented situation,” Huser said. “They have a convicted sex offender that's in the facility, and there has been inappropriate activity with residents. They have to develop policies relative to abuse and neglect and follow those policies. In this case, they had a policy, but they didn't implement the policy.”
The nursing home has until May 31 to appeal.