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South Mountain Post Acute Nursing Center
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Arizona.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Maricopa County nursing facility, contact the Arizona nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal help. Let our network of attorneys work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.South Mountain Post Acute Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona. The 124-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
8008 S. Jesse Owens Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85042
South Mountain Post Acute Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, South Mountain Post Acute Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
Arizona nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Arizona Adult Protective Services Website.
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The state of Arizona 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management Plan of Care for a Resident Who Requires Those Services – citation #F697 date July 20, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date March 4, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure consistent and effective pain management was provided to [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident who received multiple medications to treat mild to severe pain.
The resident’s Care Plan revealed that the patient “had pain due to an alteration in musculoskeletal status, was on pain medication therapy, and had acute and chronic pain related to an acute superior endplate L2 compression fracture.” The Physician had ordered that the patient be given medication as needed to “monitor and document for side effects and effectiveness.”
While the nursing staff monitored the resident for pain using a sliding-scale of intensity, “there was no documentation the pain medication was administered or refused or that any non-pharmacological interventions had been provided or attempted” on numerous dates.”
The survey team interviewed the resident who stated, “he was in pain, and he received pain medication earlier, but they were not effective. The resident stated he reported this to the nurse, but nothing has been done.”
The “facility failed to provide the necessary care and treatment to prevent the development or worsening of a pressure ulcer for [one resident].” A review the resident’s medical records indicated that the patient “had multiple scabs to the shins and the right heel was discolored. There was no documentation of any skin breakdown to the coccyx or her buttocks area.”
However, a review of the Treatment Administration Record involved wound care to the coccyx. Even so, “there was no documentation that treatments were performed [on numerous days during the day shift].” Additionally, the Weekly Nursing Skin Assessment did not include any description or treatment involving a pressure ulcer on the coccyx or buttocks.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at South Mountain Post Acute Nursing Center? Contact the Arizona nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. Our legal firm represents Maricopa County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Phoenix.
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