legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a Hidalgo County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of McAllen and Hidalgo County, Texas. The 99-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
615 N Ware Rd
McAllen, Texas 78501
Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Village Healthcare and Rehabilitation 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
Both Texas and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Texas Health and Human Services Nursing Facility Quality Review Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Texas long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date May 4, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date February 17, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to ensure residents were free from physical restraints for the purpose of convenience and not required to treat a medical symptom.” Specifically, the staff placed [one resident] in the Geri-chair without Physician’s orders. This failure could place all three residents with restraints at risk for a decline in mental and physical well-being.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Ordered Summary Report that revealed “there was no order for the use of [restraints]. There was no consent form for the use of the Geri-chair in [the resident’s] clinical record.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “had no restraints.” The resident’s Initial Care Plan indicated “no Care Plan for the use of a Geri-chair.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Restraints, physical dated in 2007 that defined convenience as “any action taken by the facility to control or manage a resident’s behavior with a lesser amount of effort by the facility and not in the resident’s best interest.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure allegations of neglect and mistreatment were reported to the State Survey Agency (Department of Aging and Disability Services) [for one resident reviewed for] abuse and neglect. The facility did not report an allegation of neglect of [a resident made by the resident’s responsible party] to the Department of Aging and Disability Services.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Progress Notes that revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) notified the nurse “that while they were changing the resident, they noticed [a medical device] was dislodged.” The responsible party “was notified that the resident was going to be sent to the emergency room for [a replacement of the device].” The resident’s representative was to meet the resident in the emergency room.”
Documentation shows that the Administrator received a call from the Assistant Director of Nursing. At that time, the resident’s representative “was upset because [the resident’s Jejunostomy tube had been pulled out while the CNAs were changing her. The responsible party said that they were not being careful and that if something happened to [the resident], the facility would be liable.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Village Healthcare 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 Hidalgo County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including McAllen.
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.