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Suncrest Healthcare Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The Arizona nursing home affiliate attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Maricopa County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Suncrest Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 115-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Phoenix and Maricopa County, Arizona. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2211 East Southern Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
Suncrest Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Suncrest Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
This nursing facility self-reported six serious problems over the last thirty-six months that all resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Arizona Adult Protective Services Website.
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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Arizona Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 three 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 July 27, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that [one resident] was free from abuse by another resident and failed to ensure two residents were free from abuse.”
The state investigators reviewed the aggressive resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicating that he was cognitively intact. However, the form “did not identify any behavioral concerns.” The documentation also indicated that “the resident had verbal behavioral symptoms directed toward others (i.e. threatening others, screaming/cursing at others).”
The Behavior Care Plan revealed that the resident “exhibited behaviors including frequently getting into the resident things, agitation, yelling/striking out at others, and frequently requests cigarettes, soda, or money. Interventions included medications as ordered, observe for contributing factors for behavior, monitor side effects of [drug therapy], provide diversion activities as required and provide supervision as indicated.”
The resident’s Antipsychotic Drug Therapy Care Plan indicated that the resident “was on antipsychotic and antianxiety medications and was on mood stabilizers. An intervention included monitoring and documenting behaviors including the time, the day, precipitating factors, specific situations and medications as ordered.”
The resident’s Psychiatric Note revealed that “the resident becomes delusional and does not remember the delusions after he states them to staff.” The note stated that the resident “was disoriented but was oriented to person and situation [but had] delusions and impaired hallucinations.”
A Nursing Progress Note revealed that the resident “had an altercation with his roommate,” where he punched the resident “behind the right ear with no injuries noted. The residents were separated, and [the aggressive resident] was moved to another room and the police were notified.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated she heard the altercation “from the hallway outside the residents’ room. She said [the assaulted resident reported that the aggressive resident] punched him behind his ear. She stated that [the aggressive resident] did not deny it and apologized to [the injured resident] and stated he would not do it again.”
The state investigators reviewed the facility’s policy on the Elder Justice Act that revealed: “residents must not be subjected to abuse or other crimes by anyone, including but not limited to facility staff and other residents.” The Abuse Prevention Policy indicates that “residents have the right to be free from abuse, neglect, misappropriation of resident property and exploitation.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Suncrest Healthcare Center? 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 Phoenix.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.