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Grand Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Texas has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed or abused while living in a Hidalgo County nursing facility, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Grand Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of McAllen and Hidalgo County, Texas. The 93-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
812 W Houston Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501
Grand Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Grand Terrace 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
Both the state of Texas and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Texas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date January 12, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure an allegation of neglect was reported to the State Survey Agency (the Department of Aging and Disability Services) for one resident.” The facility “failed to report an incident to [proper authorities of the resident eloping (wandering away) from the Physician’s office.”
The facility also “did not thoroughly investigate the incident to rule out neglect. This failure could place both residents who [can] ambulate independently at risk for harm or injury.”
One resident whose Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated “did not exhibit wandering behavior” and “required supervision for walking in the room or corridor.” However, their Care Plan last revised on October 21, 2016, revealed that the resident “was at risk for elopement related to impaired safety awareness” other medical conditions and dementia.
The Care Plan interventions included applying a Wander guard to be worn “at all times related to the risk for elopement.” While the resident had limited physical mobility, the December 21, 2016, Incident Report revealed that the resident was sent to a Physician’s office for a regular appointment.”
The facility received a call from transportation that “they were there inside the office and when the residents were brought out from the back, they only got three residents instead of the four [residents] they had taken in” to the doctor’s office. One resident “was nowhere to be found and the office staff could not find the resident.”
The administration was notified, and the staff had been sent out to search for the resident in the community. The police department was notified.
A subsequent Nursing Note documented on the same day that the resident was “returned to the nursing facility by the staff [who performed a comprehensive head to toe assessment].” The resident denied pain or discomfort. The Wander guard was in place.
The Director of Nursing stated that “the incident did not meet the guidelines for reporting an elopement [because] it did not happen at the facility; it happened at the doctor’s office. The Director said she did not see this incident as neglect [and] she had done an investigation but did not document it.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Grand Terrace Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Hidalgo County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including McAllen.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.