legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Lamar County nursing facility, the Texas nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This nursing center is a "county government-owned and operated" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Paris and Lamar County, Texas. The 150-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
2900 Stillhouse Road
Paris, Texas 75462
Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare 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
Texas and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Texas Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationParis Texas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Texas and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 15, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report to the State Agency and thoroughly investigate an injury of unknown origin for [one resident] reviewed for abuse or neglect.” Specifically, “the facility did not investigate a report of a large bruise of unknown origin to [the resident’s] right breast, sternum, and right side.”
It was determined that “this failure could place thirty-eight residents with cognitive impairment at risk for abuse.” The investigative team reviewed the severely, cognitively impaired resident’s Incident Report. The documentation indicated that the resident “had bruising on her sternum extending around to the right side of her trunk [at] 2.0 cm in diameter.”
However, the resident was unable to explain how the incident occurred. The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital, who at the time was confused and oriented to person only, suffering from impaired memory. There “was no documentation of any other measurements, interviews, or mention as to the cause of the bruises.”
Documentation shows that the nursing staff notified the resident’s daughter of the bruising. A subsequent nursing note dated two days later indicated that the resident had bruising on the mid-chest that was “greenish in color and fading, with continuous purple bruising around [the resident’s] right breast, right nipple, under the right breast, around [and] under her arm and around to her right upper flank.”
The state investigators interviewed the facility Administrator who served as the abuse coordinator. The Administrator indicated that “all injuries of unknown origin were investigated as alleged occurrences of abuse and reported to the State as per the State’s letter regarding reporting incidents and accidents.”
The facility Director of Nursing stated that “she was not at the facility when the incident regarding [the resident] occurred” [but was told by the Administrator] that “[the resident’s] injury was caused by a gait belt. The Director of Nursing was unable to provide documentation to show the bruising to [the resident’s] sternum, and right breast area was caused by a gait belt.”
The director confirmed that the measurements and description of the bruise was not completed in the documentation. The facility Administrator confirmed that the bruise on the resident “was not called into the State because he did not feel it was a suspicious bruise because three nurses had assessed the bruise and said they felt it may have been caused by a gait belt.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Stillhouse Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Texas network of abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lamar County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Paris.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.