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Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Cameron County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to take quick legal action. We have handled cases like yours and can help your family, too. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Harlingen and Cameron County, Texas. The 87-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
4301 S Expressway 83
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes in-house therapies, wound care, pulmonary programs, language and speech therapies, neurological condition care, and swallowing dysfunction care, involving electrical stimulation.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 about this nursing home can be found on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
The state of Texas 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date August 31, 2018
The state investigative team determined that the facility “failed to implement their written policies and procedures to investigate incidents of possible abuse or neglect.” Specifically, “the facility did not thoroughly investigate an altercation between [two residents].”
Additionally, the staff on duty, including two Licensed Vocational Nurses and a receptionist “were not interviewed regarding the incident. This failure could place all seventy residents in Hall 1, Hall 3, and Hall 4 at risk for abuse and neglect.”
The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that indicated the resident had clear speech, was understood by others, and “had behaviors of hitting, kicking, screaming at others and cursing at others.” Supervision was required including “set up only for bed mobility, transfers, locomotion, eating, and toilet use.”
The facility’s Incident and Accident Log revealed an incident that occurred in Hall 4 involving a resident-to-resident altercation. The documentation shows that one resident “confronted another resident about him throwing a sign under the door. The other resident exchanged words, stating he was not the one who took a sign off the door.”
At that time, the resident “became angry and stated he kicked the other resident’s wheelchair two times. The other resident swung their right arm at this resident who was able to stop the swing and grab the right arm.
The aggressive resident “denied pulling the other resident out of the wheelchair [and states that] the other resident got up on his own, attempting to go at him. Then he held on to the wall, which broke his fall.”
The staff responded promptly and assisted him back to the wheelchair.” The Skilled Nurse Staff Member “on the floor was notified and responded promptly to talk to the resident.” The nursing home notified the doctor, and the resident “refused a ‘head to toe’ assessment stating ‘he did not get to touch me, I am fine.’”
The survey team interviewed the facility Director of Nursing, who said, “surveillance camera video was reviewed [regarding the altercation between the resident’s that showed that one resident] did not fall. The Director said he did not conduct an investigation regarding [the incident].”
The Director also said that “all the investigation documents had been provided to the surveyor. This investigation included a comprehensive review of records and interviews.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse, mistreatment or neglect while living at Veranda Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cameron County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Harlingen.
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