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San Marcos Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Every nursing home in Texas has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
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This center is a 129-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of San Marcos and Hays County, Texas. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
1600 N I H 35
San Marcos, Texas 78666
San Marcos Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, San Marcos Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes on-site therapy, dietary services, and outpatient care plans.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Texas routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 7, 2018
The state investigative team determined that “the facility failed to ensure an environment that was as free of accident hazards and that each resident received adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” Specifically, “the facility failed to assure the gate outside Hallway 400 was secured and failed to complete the log assuring the gate check was performed on each shift.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff “could affect twenty-one residents who reside in the 400 Hallway and place them at risk for injury and harm.”
One resident was observed on September 6, 2018, “sitting in his wheelchair at the end of his bed. He was well-groomed and well-dressed for the day/season.” A review of the resident’s Assessment completed following the elopement episode revealed his desire to exit the building. He was “unharmed and quiet when returned to the facility and his room.” The nursing staff notified the resident’s responsible party and Nurse Practitioner.”
The facility did not attempt an interview [the resident] so as not to upset the resident. The staff stated that “he was compliant with his care.” A Charge Nurse stated during an interview that the resident “had been cooperative since his last actual elopement. She described the actions implemented to assure the gate was always maintained, secure, and demonstrated the log used for the gate log.”
However, the log had “three blanks on the sheet. Neither the Charge Nurse nor the Director of Nursing could explain the empty spaces.”
Both the surveyor and the Director of Nursing “examined the gate in the courtyard outside hallway 400 and found it unsecured. The gate opened to the rear alley and an apartment complex at the rear of the facility.” Based on the information provided by the facility on September 7, 2018, there were twenty-one residents who reside in the 400 Hallway.”
This investigation included interviews, record reviews, and surveyor observations in determining that the facility was out of compliance with federal and state laws in protecting residents from avoidable accidents, eloping and injury.
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