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Legacy Rehabilitation and Living Nursing Center
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
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This long-term care center is a "for profit" 147-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Amarillo and Randall County, Texas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4033 W 51st AveFinancial Penalties and Violations
Amarillo, Texas 79109
Texas and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Legacy Rehabilitation and Living Nursing Center for $6,500 on October 25, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
The state of Texas and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date May 23, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to immediately inform the resident’s representative when there was a significant change in the resident’s physical, mental, or psychosocial status.” The responsible party was not notified of “deterioration in health, mental, or psychosocial status and either life-threatening conditions or clinical complications.
Specifically, the resident’s “Guardian was not immediately notified when [the resident] expired. This failure could affect all 113 residents by causing their families or guardians not to be aware of any change in conditions or death.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Admission Records that listed the Guardian’s emergency contact by first her cell phone number, and then the office phone number. A review of the resident’s Progress Note documented by a Licensed Vocational Nurse at 6:33 AM noted that it 3:55 AM, when the nurse was making rounds, they attempted to check the resident’s temperature.
At that time, the nurse went to the resident’s room to administer medication, but “the resident stopped breathing.” The nurse checked for a pulse, but there was no pulse. A second nurse double checked that there was no pulse. The facility notified the Director of Nursing and hospice. The hospice nurse arrived at 5:45 AM “to assess the resident and pronounced the resident deceased.”
Documentation indicates that the Hospice Nurse notified the Guardian by leaving a voicemail. The survey team interviewed the Guardian who stated that “she worked for the State and was the Court-appointed Guardian for [the resident].” The Guardian indicated that the resident had “passed away on a Saturday and she was not in her office on the weekends. She said she was notified on Friday [by the facility that the resident] might pass away that weekend, and she was not doing well.”
The Guardian made sure that the facility “had her cell phone number, which they did.” The Guardian stated that they had received a phone call on her cell phone at 10:40 AM from the hospital nurse who had notified her that the resident had “passed away at 5:45 AM.”
The Guardian asked the Hospice Nurse, “why she did not notify her sooner.” The nurse indicated that “she did not want to wake the Guardian up. The Guardian then called the facility to find out what happened and why they did not notify her and spoke with the Licensed Vocational Nurse.
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