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Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
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Alta Vista Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Brownsville and Cameron County, Texas. The 100-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
510 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, Texas 78521
Alta Vista Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Alta Vista Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapies, wound care, pulmonary programs, language and speech therapies, neurological condition care, and swallowing dysfunction care, involving electrical stimulation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Texas and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
Brownsville Texas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Texas Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 17, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure that each resident received adequate supervision.” The incident involved a resident “reviewed for an elopement risk.”
The resident “eloped [wandered away] from the facility undetected [and] was found by the police approximately half a mile from the facility. This failure could place all eleven residents with a Wander guard [a device used to alert the staff that a resident is wandering away] at risk for elopement.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed the severely, cognitively impaired resident “was able to make himself understood and understands others [and] required supervision/oversight for transfers and walking and did not exhibit wandering behavior.”
However, a previous Comprehensive Care Plan revealed that “the resident was at risk for elopement due to wandering related to dementia and had a Wander guard in place.” Documentation dated September 26, 2017, shows that the resident wandered “out of the facility and was brought back by the police department with no injuries.” The facility’s Incident Report indicated that “a police officer alerted the facility staff that [the resident] had been found walking on the street approximately a half mile from the facility. The police officer transported [the resident] back to the facility.”
The facility “then checked all the exit doors and found the alarms to be functioning [and] checked all of the residents’ Wander guard bracelets and found them [all] to be functioning, including [the wandering resident’s] bracelet.”
The incident report indicated that images from the facility security camera had been reviewed showing that the resident “stood by the exit door, activated the alarm, and waited fifteen seconds for the door to unlocked.” The resident then “exited the facility at approximately 3:30 PM and walked to the street.”
The Incident Report indicated that the resident “had never attempted to elope [before] and never mentioned that he wanted to leave the facility.” The survey team interviewed the Maintenance Assistant who said “he walked to the Hall 200 and told a Licensed Vocational Nurse that he would turn the Hall 200 door alarm off” that had been sounding.
When the Maintenance Assistant reached the door and turned the alarm off, they then went outside and did not “see anyone on the premises” even though the video shows the resident exiting the facility through that hall door.
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