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Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - New Braunfels
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This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of New Braunfels and Comal County, Texas. The 75-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
2468 FM 1101
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
Legend Oaks Healthcare And Rehabilitation - New Braunfels
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Legend Oaks Healthcare, and Rehabilitation - New Braunfels offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapy, wound care, language and speech therapies, pulmonary programs, neurological condition care, and swallowing dysfunction care involving electrical stimulation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Texas routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
The federal government and Texas Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 16, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure assistance devices were being utilized to decrease the risk of accidents.” The investigation involved one resident “reviewed for falls.”
Specifically, the staff “did not place an alarm on [the resident’s] wheelchair while she was up in her wheelchair as specified in the plan of care. This deficient practice could affect fifteen residents with a wheelchair alarm by placing them at risk for avoidable accidents and decreased response time during a fall due to a lack of the alarm sounding.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s incident reports that revealed that the resident “had seven falls from her wheelchair” between October 1, 2016, on October 24, 2016. The resident’s Care Plan with revision dates revealed the falls were addressed for the resident.
An observation was made of the resident “while sitting behind the nurse’s station in her wheelchair without a chair alarm and no staff present behind the nurse’s station. Continued observations revealed [the resident] was wheeled by staff from the nurse’s station to the dining room for breakfast at 7:48 AM.”
Between 8:14 AM and 8:25 AM on that day, the resident “was eating her meal at the dining room table in her wheelchair without a chair alarm.” Three minutes later, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was assisting the resident “with toileting in the resident’s bathroom, and upon exiting the resident’s room, the chair alarm was not observed in place.”
The CNA providing the resident care verified that the resident’s “chair alarm was not in place [before] assisting her to the restroom and stated that the chair alarm should have been placed on the wheelchair.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that the facility “did not require an order for [a chair alarm and stated that the resident’s] wheelchair alarm should not have been placed.” The facility provided documentation dated November 3, 2016, revealing that “fifteen residents used wheelchair alarm.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - New Braunfels? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Comal County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Braunfels.
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