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Rio Vista Post Acute and Rehabilitation Facility
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved ones will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout Arizona, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The Arizona nursing home affiliate attorneys have represented many Maricopa County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation from recovering their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Rio Vista Post Acute and Rehabilitation Facility
This facility is a "non-profit" 150-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Peoria and Maricopa County, Arizona. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
10323 West Olive Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85345
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Rio Vista Post Acute and Rehabilitation Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $9,750 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators find severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Rio Vista Post Acute and Rehabilitation Facility for $9,750 on August 30, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing home received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Arizona Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPeoria Arizona Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Arizona Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date June 17, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure one resident “was free from physical abuse from [another resident].” The first resident, “resided on the Secured Memory Unit.”
A review of a Physician’s Monthly Note from the assisted living facility indicated that “the resident had inappropriate sexual behaviors.” The admission data form revealed that the resident’s “skin was normal in color and had normal turgor (hydrostatic pressure).” The “documentation included the assaulted resident had bruising to both hands. However, there is no documentation that the resident had any bruising to the breast area.”
The Social Services Assessment indicated that the resident had “short term memory impairment, but long-term memory was intact. The assessment also indicated the resident had inappropriate sexual behaviors.”
The Care Plan identified that the resident “displayed inappropriate sexual advances toward staff” when providing care. The notes by the Nurse Practitioners and the Physicians indicated that the resident “had sexualized behavior, and the plan was to obtain psychiatric consult and to continue with medications for behaviors.”
A Nursing Note stated that a resident “was pushed in the wheelchair to her room by [the sexually aggressive resident]. A Certified Nursing Assistant [overheard the resident say,] ‘No, I am tired’” and then went into their room. When the CNA entered the room to see what was happening, she observed [the sexually inappropriate resident struck the female resident] in the face with an open hand.”
The sexually aggressive resident was escorted from the room, and the assaulted resident “became anxious and agitated and was unable to describe what happened. The resident denied pain or discomfort.” The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “was told that the resident’s breasts were bruised.” The nursing staff then examined the resident “and on the top of the right breast, was an old bruise.” However, “old and new bruises were found on the left breast.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Rio Vista Post Acute and Rehabilitation Facility? Contact the Arizona nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Maricopa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Peoria.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.