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La Estancia Nursing 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 Arizona.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Maricopa County nursing facility, contact the Arizona Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 192-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
15810 South 42nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85048
La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Arizona have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Arizona Department of Economic Security Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPhoenix Arizona Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Arizona Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date June 23, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from neglect as one staff member used a Hoyer lift in an unsafe manner during a transfer.” The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “had poor decision-making abilities” and “requires total assistance of two persons with transfers.”
A review of a Nursing Progress Note revealed that the resident “had a fall at approximately 7:45 AM from a Hoyer lift during a one-person transfer. Per the note, the sling strap came unhooked from the Hoyer lift, and the resident fell from the sling, landing on her knees, and then she toppled over onto her face.”
At the time of the incident, the resident “complained of pain to the right knee and had a small amount of blood from her nose. The Physician was notified.”
A subsequent Nursing Progress Note indicated that at 10:20 PM the same day, the x-ray results showed that the resident had acute distal and fibular metaphase fractures and “the resident was to be transferred to the hospital” to confirm the diagnosis. The hospital recommendation “was for a short leg splint and a follow up with an orthopedic surgeon on an outpatient basis.”
The resident was returned to the facility at 5:30 AM the morning following the incident. The investigators reviewed the Investigative Report that revealed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “put the resident up to the Hoyer lift and one of the straps came off and the resident began a slide out.”
The report indicates that “the resident fell on her hands and knees and hit her face on the leg of the Hoyer lift.” At that time, x-rays were taken of the resident’s knees, “which were negative. However, “later that evening, more swelling was present, an x-ray was taken of the resident’s left tibia/fibula, and the resident was sent out to the hospital.”
The report also indicates that “the Certified Nursing Assistant had stated there should have been a two-person transfer as the policy states. Per the report, the CNA was terminated for failure to follow policy during a resident transfer with a Hoyer lift.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at La Estancia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Arizona nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Maricopa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Phoenix.
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