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Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Polk County nursing facility, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Livingston and Polk County, Texas. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
4001 Hwy 59 North
Livingston, Texas 77351
Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes speech and language therapies, pulmonary programs, neurological condition care, wound care, and swallowing dysfunction care involving electrical stimulation.
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Texas have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Timberwood Nursing And Rehabilitation Center for $2,146 on February 21, 2017, citing substandard care. 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 federal government and Texas Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 July 21, 2016
The state investigators determined the facility “failed to immediately report to the State Agency an allegation of abuse.” One resident alleged that a “Certified Medication Aide physically abused her by hitting her on the arm. The facility did not thoroughly investigate or immediately report the incident [by] state laws.”
The investigators determined “this failure could place [105 residents in the facility] at risk for abuse or neglect.” The investigation involved a resident who “understood others and made herself understood.”
The resident stated during an interview that a Certified Medication Aide “hit her on the arm.” The resident said that “the hit was hard enough to make a sore area to her arm [and that] the incident happened a couple of months ago.”
The resident stated that “she told the Administrator [that the Certified Medication Aide] hit her on her arm hard enough to cause pain.” The resident indicated that the Administrator “did not do anything about it.”
The survey team interviewed the Administrator who stated “he did not report the incident at the time it happened because [the resident said the Certified Medication Aide] tapped her on the arm. He did not feel the incident needed to be called into [the Department].”
The Administrator said that “it was not until [the resident] changed her story during a Resident Council Meeting, during a mock survey in June, and said that [the Certified Medication Aide] hit her on the arm, hurting her.” The Administrator who serves as the facility’s Abuse Coordinator stated that “the incident was then reported to the [Department].”
The Administrator stated during an interview that “he was the only one who interviewed [the resident] and there were no witnesses present during the interview.” At that time, the resident said that the staff member had “tapped her on the arm and did not cause any pain.”
The investigative team followed up with an additional interview with the resident who stated “she never said to anyone, including the Administrator, that [the Certified Medication Aide] tapped her on the arm. She said she told the Administrator the day of the incident [that the staff member] hit her on the arm and it caused her pain.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Timberwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Livingston.
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