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Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a Taylor County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Abilene and Taylor County, Texas. The 96-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2722 Old Anson Rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes daily activities, social services, on-site therapy, and dietary services.
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Northern Oaks Living And Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $80,272 fine on September 06, 2017, and a $31,343 fine on July 21, 2016, for a total of $111,615. During this time, Medicare denied payment on July 21, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received four complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Texas Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 6, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading – citation #F441 date February 5, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.” In this investigation, it was noted that “the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) failed to assess for assistance when she transferred [the resident] who was care planned for transfer assistance of two persons.”
As a result, the resident’s “right foot and leg got caught the need underneath her wheelchair during the transfer [resulting in the resident] having pain and discomfort that lasted for four days.” This failure “could affect eight residents who require two-person transfers by placing them at risk for injury, pain, and hospitalization.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an infection control program to provide a safe, comfortable, and sanitary environment to help prevent the development, and transmission of disease.”
This deficient practice was evidenced by one of two Licensed Vocational Nurses observed during a medication pass who “did not clean the glucometer before and after each use with a bleach wipe when checking the blood sugar levels of [two residents] receiving blood sugar checks.”
Additionally, one Licensed Vocational Nurse was observed during the medication pass who “did not wash her hands or use hand sanitizer between administering medications to [five residents].” The nurse “placed her bare finger into a medication cup used to administer oral medications.”
The investigative team stated that the goals for an “infection control program can decrease the risk of infection to patients and personnel.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse 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.
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