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Invigorate Post Acute of Hobbs Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Hobbs and Lea County, New Mexico. The 118-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5715 North Lovington Highway
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
Federal agencies and the State of New Mexico have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed three large monetary penalties against Post-Acute of Hobbs Nursing Center. These penalties include a $7023 fine on October 27, 2017, a $52,600 fine on May 11, 2017, and an $8263 fine on November 16, 2016, for a total of $67,886. During that time, Medicare denied payment on May 11, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home also received one formally filed complaint and self-reported one serious issue that both resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Department of Health Nursing Home Reporting Website.Hobbs New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the New Mexico Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date May 11, 2017
- Failure to Develop Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation date May 11, 2017
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to report possible neglect/elopement incidents to the State Survey Agency within two hours or the next business day.” This failure “has the potential to affect the 104 residents residing in the facility.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that indicated that the resident “is placing spoons in her vagina, causing bleeding. The goal indicated is that the resident will be free from injury or bleeding related to placing objects in her vagina. Interventions include staff to keep all objects that can be placed in the vagina out of the resident’s room.”
A review of the resident’s Licensed Nurse Progress Notes reported by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) indicated that “the resident had a plastic cup in her vagina.” The CNA said “I went to check on her, by the time I got there, she has a cup out, will continue to monitor for any complications related to the incident. The resident was told not to put anything else but her toy in there.”
The investigators interviewed the Facility Administrator who stated he was unaware that the resident was “inserting a plastic cup into her vagina” on that date.” The Administrator stated that “the incident was not reported to the State Survey Agency” as required by law.
The nursing home “failed to implement the written policies and procedures for reporting incidents and unusual occurrences” involving residents “reviewed for incidents of possible neglect/abuse. This failure has the potential to affect all 104 residents residing in the facility.”
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date May 11, 2017
The state survey team cited the nursing home for deficiencies” involving two residents “reviewed for accidents and incidents. This failure likely resulted in [a resident] who has a known history of inserting foreign objects in her vagina, inserting a pencil into her vagina, and [the second resident] wheeling himself two blocks from the facility, over uneven terrain, to the local Emergency Department to seek treatment.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Invigorate Post Acute of Hobbs Nursing Center? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lea victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Hobbs.
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