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Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Paris Nursing Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing staff and employee always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured, neglected or abused while residing in a Lamar County nursing facility, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Legend Healthcare And Rehabilitation - Paris Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Paris and Lamar County, Texas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
520 SE 8th St
Paris, Texas 75460
Legend Healthcare And Rehabilitation - Paris Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Paris Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapy, speech and language pathology, on-site occupational therapy, pulmonary care, wound care, and swallowing dysfunction care involving electrical stimulation.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing home received four complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
The state of Texas and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date November 13, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to implement the written policies and procedures to report and investigate allegations of verbal abuse and misappropriation of resident property and prevent further potential abuse during the investigation.”
The investigators determined that the Director of Nursing, a Registered Nurse (RN), a Licensed Vocational Nurse and Social Worker “did not report and investigate allegations of verbal abuse or misappropriation of resident property and prevent further potential abuse during the investigation.” The investigation involved a resident who said that a CNA “did not return her change and told her [***], I don’t need your money.”
The resident said that “after she made the allegations, two CNAs provided her care, making her feel she had done something wrong. This failure could place residents at risk for abuse or misappropriation of property.” The report indicates that the resident had given the CNA money to buy a coke and candy bar. The CNA “brought the items but did not give [the resident] her change.”
The Director of Nursing spoke with a resident who stated, “she would just drop [the allegation]. The Social Worker followed up with [the resident] to see if the resolution was okay with her and [the resident] said yes, because she did not want to get anyone fired.”
In a separate summary statement dated July 26, 2018, the facility “failed to implement written policies that prevent misappropriation for [one resident].” Specifically, “the facility did not follow their internal policies to investigate and report to the State Agency when [a resident] alleges cigarettes were stolen.”
The “facility did not investigate or provide follow-up for the resident, regarding his allegation of stolen property. This failure could place five smokers at risk for misappropriation of resident property.” The facility Administrator also served as the Abuse Coordinator stated that “if any staff member were aware of [the resident] alleging he had stolen cigarettes, he would have expected the staff to report it to him.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Legend Healthcare And Rehabilitation - Paris Nursing Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lamar County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Paris.
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