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Oceanview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a Galveston County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?
Contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Oceanview Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Texas City and Galveston County, Texas. The 134-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
519 Ninth Ave N
Texas City, Texas 77590
Oceanview Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oceanview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 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
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on May 04, 2017, and September 14, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received twenty-nine complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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.
The state of Texas and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- 1. Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date September 28, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure that residents were free from physical restraints imposed for the purposes of convenience and not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.”
Specifically, two residents “use an enclosed walker (a metal walker with a locking bar in the sling seat) that they could not remove without assistance.” These failures “affected two residents and placed forty-seven additional residents at risk of physical, emotional, and psychological harm and at risk of having their rights violated.”
The investigators reviewed one resident’s Care Plan that was revised in March 2018, that shows physical restraints of a Merry Walker due to the safest assistive walking device. The Care Plan goal was “for the resident to remain free of complications related to restraint use, including contractures, skin breakdown, altered mental status, isolation, or withdrawal.”
The document stated that “a restraint use would be minimized/eliminated by the review date [of November 22, 2018].” The document noted that “the resident would not be placed in a Merry Walker for twenty-four consecutive hours one day per week until the restraint could be safely reduced or eliminated by the target date of November 22, 2018.” The nursing staff was given guidance on interventions to ensure that the resident was “positioned correctly with proper body alignment while they were being restrained.”
The resident’s revised Care Plan dated April 9, 2018, “focused on the potential for a behavior problem due to the resident [being] unable to recognize special boundaries and wandered aimlessly in an enclosed walker. The goal was to have fewer episodes of resident altercations by the review date of November 22, 2018.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Care Plan revised on September 27, 2018, and other documents that showed the resident had thirteen falls between February 28, 2018, and September 21, 2018.
The surveyors observed the resident on the morning at September 25, 2018, “standing up in her enclosed walker and walking it into the wall and some tables. The resident was constantly standing up in the enclosed walker, walking, and then falling back down into the sling. The staff was observed trying to redirect [the resident] away from other residents and into an open area. The resident was unable to communicate.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Oceanview Healthcare 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 Galveston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Texas City.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.