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Desert Hills Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Nevada.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Clark County nursing facility, contact the Nevada Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Desert Hills Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. The 75-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
8225 W Robindale Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Desert Hills Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Nevada can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Nevada Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date January 22, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to obtain a Physician’s order for [a restraint].” On January 14, 2019, the resident was observed: “in bed with two half side rails in the up position.” The following afternoon at 2:30 PM, the same resident “was in bed with two half side rails in the up position.”
The state surveyors reviewed the resident’s Side Rail Use Assessment Form, dated July 10, 2018. The form documents the resident “expressed a desire to have side rails raised while in bed for safety or comfort.” The resident “had been aware of the risks involved with the use of the side rails.”
However, the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and medical records “lacked documented evidence of a Physician’s order obtained for the use of the side rails as restraints.” The Director of Nursing acknowledged that “the Physician should have been informed [of the resident’s] use of the side rails.” The resident should have been assessed to use “restraints, and a Physician’s order should have been obtained.”
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date January 22, 2019
The nursing home “failed to report an allegation of family-to-resident abuse to the State Agency.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who had “no cognitive concerns.”
Documentation shows that the resident “informed the Director of Nursing of being sexually assaulted by a relative on December 24, 2018, when the resident went to a family member's house.” The resident “had been noted with a change in mental status upon returning to the facility, which included refusal to eat or drink, ambulate, and talk.”
The resident “had been crawling on the floor.” The resident “was visibly shaken while discussing the situation with the Director of Nursing.” The nursing staff received a Physician’s order to send the resident “to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment related to a self-reported sexual assault and altered mental status.”
However, “there was no documented evidence that the facility reported [the resident’s] sexual assault allegation to the State Agency” as required by law. The Director explained that “the facility did not report the incident because the incident did not occur in the facility and the staff was not involved.”
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