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Mesa Springs Healthcare Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Taylor County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Texas nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Mesa Springs Healthcare Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Abilene and Taylor County, Texas. The 89-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
7171 Buffalo Gap Rd
Abilene, Texas 79606
Mesa Springs Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Mesa Springs Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $57,171 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Texas and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Mesa Springs Healthcare Center for $57,171 on August 21, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Website.
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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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date June 29, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date August 21, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to have evidence that all alleged violations were thoroughly investigated, prevent and protect from further potential neglect, and report the results of all investigations [according to] State law for [one resident].”
Specifically, “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate and report the allegation that [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) withheld water from the resident] during the night shift.” This “failure could affect the twenty-six residents [including this resident] who resided on Hall 3 where the CNA worked, placing them at risk of allegations of abuse or neglect not being investigated and not being protected when an allegation was made.”
The facility “failed to ensure residents were free from abuse for [one resident] reviewed for abuse.” Specifically, a Licensed Vocational Nurse forced pills into the resident’s mouth “by pinching the resident’s nose closed.” The investigation involved a resident who requires “extensive assistance with activities of daily living such as bed mobility, transfers, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene, and bathing.”
The Aide forced the resident “into the shower while a resident was upset, agitated, and combative. The Aide then held a washcloth over the resident’s nose and mouth while in the shower room.”
The resident “sustained bruising to her left shoulder in the scapula area.” The Aide “was not suspended following the incident with [a resident] and continued working in the floor. This failure resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy.”
The state survey team determined that the failure to follow policy “resulted in harm for [a resident] and placed her and the other eighteen residents on Hall 2 at risk for harm due to [the Licensed Vocational Nurse] being allowed to remain in direct contact with the resident’s for three days after the abuse occurred.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through harm, abuse, neglect, or mistreatment while living at Mesa Springs Healthcare Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Taylor County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Abilene.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your monetary compensation case will remain confidential.