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Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - West Houston
Mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Harris 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - West Houston
This long-term care facility is a 124-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Houston and Harris County, Texas. The "for profit" home is located at:
7107 Queenston Blvd
Houston, Texas 77095
Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - West Houston
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Legend Oaks Healthcare, and Rehabilitation - West Houston offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapies, wound care, pulmonary programs, language and speech therapies, neurological condition care, and swallowing dysfunction care, involving electrical stimulation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of Texas and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
This nursing home received ten complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Texas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date May 23, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure each resident had the right to be free from neglect.” The facility neglected a resident’s “care when staff members allow the resident to be removed from the facility by visitors not authorized to remove [the resident], per the responsible party, and not returned.”
This failure by the nursing staff affected one resident “and placed an additional 113 residents at risk of abuse, neglect, or being removed from the facility by unauthorized persons.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Admission Paperwork, dated March 28, 2018.
The paperwork revealed that the daughter was the responsible party and “also had financial Durable Power of Attorney.” This authority “gave financial power of attorney to [the resident’s] daughter/responsible party [only]. This document does not authorize [the responsible party] to make health care decisions for the resident.”
A review of the severely, cognitively impaired resident’s “clinical record revealed a sheet of paper at the front of the clinical record which read, in part, only these three people (RP and her two daughters) are allowed to take the resident out of the facility. Other family members can visit but cannot take her out as per [the daughter (responsible party). This document was dated May 6, 2018.”
The resident’s Progress Notes dated May 6, 2018, at 7:20 PM revealed in part that the daughter came by to drop off the resident. She said herself and her two daughters are allowed to take the resident out of the facility. Other daughters and relatives can come and visit but cannot take the resident out of the facility.”
A subsequent Progress Note on the same date at 11:05 PM revealed “two ladies came into the building identifying themselves as the granddaughter of the resident. After a few minutes with the resident, they decided to take her out of the building. The Nurse in Charge refused the demand [saying] that it was too late for the resident to be taken out at this time.”
An argument ensued, and the facility contacted the Assistant Director of Nursing who intervened “after the ladies pleaded with her that they were just going to [a local fast food restaurant] with her and gave [the apparent granddaughters] thirty minutes to bring the resident back to the facility.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Legend Oaks Healthcare and Rehabilitation - West Houston? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Harris County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Houston.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.