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Northeast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Lawyers for Mistreated & Injured at Northeast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Texas has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Bexar County nursing facility, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.
Northeast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
603 Corinne St
San Antonio, Texas 78218
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Northeast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapy, wound care, neurological condition care, language and speech therapies, pulmonary programs, and swallowing dysfunction care involving electrical stimulation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations. The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
San Antonio Texas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date November 2, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date November 30, 2018
The state investigative team noted that the facility “failed to ensure the resident’s representative had the right to exercise the resident’s rights.” Specifically, “the facility did not contact [the resident’s] representative to inform them that the resident had returned to the facility after hospitalization.”
“This failure “could affect others who are cognitively impaired and unable to make their own decisions at risk of not having their family representative notified before any decisions were made for the resident.” The investigation involved a resident who had “severe cognitive impairment for daily decision-making.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s clinical notes dated October 31, 2018, that revealed: “the resident returned to the facility from the hospital and was accompanied by only the ambulance attendants.” The surveyors interviewed the resident asked, “how she was feeling?” The resident “only looked up and did not respond.”
The surveyors then conducted a telephone interview with the resident’s representative who “revealed that she did not receive notification from the facility regarding [the resident’s] transfer to the hospital and that there was no notification from the facility that “the resident] had returned to the facility after being hospitalized.”
An interview with the Assistant Director of Nursing revealed that “the hospital typically notifies the family when a resident was being discharged back to the facility.” The Assistant Director confirmed that the resident’s “clinical record did not indicate that the representative was notified regarding [the resident’s] returned from the hospital.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that the resident environment remained as free from accident hazards as was possible and that each resident received adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.”
In one incident, a resident “did not have any elopement assessments.” Another resident “did not have a smoking assessment completed. These deficient practices could affect the resident who wandered, and residents who smoked and place them at risk by contributing to avoidable accidents, a decline in physical condition, and injury.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who “confirmed that a smoking evaluation was not completed for [a resident] and that it is the responsibility of the facility Social Services Director to complete the smoking of valuations on residents.” However, the Social Services Director stated that “it was not her duty to complete smoking evaluations on the resident [but that] it was the facility’s nursing department who was responsible.”
Mistreated at Northeast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Northeast Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bexar County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including San Antonio.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.