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Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Ennis
Are you concerned that caregivers at a Ellis County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Ennis
This center is a 124-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Ennis and Ellis County, Texas. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1400 Medical Center Drive
Ennis, Texas 75119
Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Ennis
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Legend Oaks Healthcare, and Rehabilitation - Ennis offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapies, wound care, pulmonary programs, neurological condition care, language and speech therapies, and swallowing dysfunctional care involving electrical stimulation.
The state of Texas and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Legend Oaks Healthcare And Rehabilitation - Ennis for $7,150 on May 17, 2018, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Texas Department of Public Health website.
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 three 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 May 12, 2016
The state investigative team documented that “the facility failed to implement written policies and procedures that prohibit neglect.” The investigation involved one resident “reviewed for falls.”
Specifically, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) transferred the resident with no assist and left the resident, “sitting up in a chair without her personal safety alarm or supervision.” The resident “had an unwitnessed fall resulting in a skin tear to the left elbow, laceration to the left eyebrow and an acute right mid partial subdermal hematoma (brain blade) measuring 10.0 mm and thickness and 6.0 cm in diameter.”
It was noted that “the facility did not report the incident. These failures could place the fifty residents identified by the facility who utilize personal safety alarms at risk for falls with injuries.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s comprehensive MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated April 25, 2016, that revealed that the severely, cognitively impaired resident required “extensive assistance of two staff members for transfers and was totally dependent for locomotion.”
A review of the resident’s Fall History revealed: “there had been no falls [before] admission or since admission to the facility.” However, a review of the Interim Plan of Care documented thirteen days earlier reflected that the resident “had the potential for falls. One of the approaches was to assist the resident with transfers and mobility.”
An updated Plan of Care documented on April 19, 2016, reflected that the resident “was at risk for falls, as she was unaware of safety needs, confusion, wandering and gait/balance problems. One of the interventions was a pressure sensitive alarm at all times.”
A review of the Incident Report documented on April 16, 2016, revealed that the resident “was on the floor in her room.” The resident “was lying face down on the floor; the assessment revealed the skin tear to the left elbow, a laceration above the left eyebrow, and complaining of shoulder pain.”
The resident was unaware of what happened and was transferred to the hospital. The facility Director of Nursing had been notified about the fall and was made aware of the diagnosis. However, the Director “was told not to report the incident,” even though state and federal laws require reporting all incidents of unwitnessed falls.
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - Ennis? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ellis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Ennis.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.