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Rim Country Health and Retirement Community
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Gila County nursing facility, contact the Arizona nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Rim Country Health and Retirement Community
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Payson and Gila County, Arizona. The 109-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
807 West Longhorn Road
Payson, Arizona 85541
Rim Country Health and Retirement Community
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rim Country Health and Retirement Community offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in harm to a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received four complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Arizona Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Arizona Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date September 25, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that [one resident] did not sexually abuse another resident, that two residents did not physically abuse each other, and that one resident was free from neglect.”
The investigation involved a resident whose Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of ten indicated the resident “had moderate cognitive impairment.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Current Care Plan that revealed the resident’s behaviors of “yelling, agitation, hitting the side of the wheelchair or close by objects with hands, inappropriate disrobing, and restlessness related to dementia. The goal was that behaviors would be managed through staff monitoring and interventions.”
The nursing staff developed approaches to include “allowing the resident to express thoughts and feelings, keeping the environment calm and relaxed, orient as needed, and psychiatric evaluation.” A review of the Nurse’s Progress Note revealed that the resident was “sexually inappropriate while sitting next to a female resident. The note included that the resident ran his glasses up between [the female resident’s] legs, and then put his hand between her legs.”
The investigators reviewed the Psychoactive Medication Monitoring/Review Notes that revealed: “the resident was having sexually inappropriate behaviors.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment included that the resident “had physical symptoms directed toward others during one of three days of the seven-day look-back period.”
The facility’s investigation report revealed that the sexually aggressive resident was sitting beside a female resident “in the television room of the secured Memory Care Unit (MCU).” The aggressive resident “was observed by an Activity Assistant to touch [the female resident’s] lap area on the outside of her clothing. The investigation included that [the aggressive resident] was redirected by staff who remain in the area to monitor the resident.”
However, a few minutes later, the staff member witnessed the sexually inappropriate resident touching the female resident’s thigh, and the staff again redirected the resident. The investigation included that the resident “was moved to a secure unit to better monitor his behaviors.” The investigators interviewed the sexually aggressive resident who stated “he had no recollection of touching any other resident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community? Contact the Arizona nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gila County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Payson.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.