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Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Texas.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Taylor County nursing facility, contact the Texas nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation 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 96-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
2722 Old Anson Rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation 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 $80,272 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
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 Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation Center for $80,272 on September 06, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received three complaints 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationAbilene 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 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 26, 2017
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date September 14, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents for [one resident].” The state investigators determined that the failure “affected eight residents that require two-person transfers by placing them at risk for injury, pain, and hospitalizations.”
Specifically, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “failed to ask for assistance when she transferred [a resident], who was care-planned for transfer assistance of two persons.” As a result, the resident’s “right foot and leg got caught beneath her wheelchair during the transfer on July 30, 2017, resulting in [a resident] having pain and discomfort that lasted for four days.”
The nursing home “failed to establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment, and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.”
Specifically, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “performed incontinent care incorrectly for [three residents].” In one case, a resident’s “Foley catheter tubing and drainage bag dragged the floor. The failures could affect fifty residents that were identified as occasionally or frequently incontinent of bladder and forty-two residents that were identified as occasionally or frequently incontinent of bowel.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that she expects “that once peri-care is completed that the CNAs are to remove dirty gloves, perform hand hygiene, and continue to assist the resident with any requests at that time to ensure the residents are in a safe, comfortable position with the call light in place [before] leaving the resident’s bedside.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Northern Oaks Living and Rehabilitation 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.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.