Caymanmama.com had an article about problems found at Mustang Manor Assisted Living Center including 27 nutrition and sanitation-related issues.. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) found problems with on-site cleanliness, nourishment, and the overall welfare of the elderly residents. Reports show the Mustang Manor has been cited for numerous unspecified violations of safety and health in the last two years. These issues amounted to an excess of $35,000 in OSDH-issued penalties.
Beyond claims of safety and health hazards at the nursing home, officials from the Mustang Police Department have received complaints of criminal activity at the establishment. According to Mustang Police Capt. Willard James, “We received a call that a resident had actually written checks to an employee of the business and had them cashed to have the money returned to her, and she had not received those funds.”
Often the two major areas where a nursing home can cut operating costs to improve profits is staffing and nutrition. Many nursing homes cut staffing especially of RNs and LPNs to make more money for their corporate owners.
Nutrition and sanitation are very important to prevent pressure ulcers and infections.