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The Vosswood Nursing Center
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Harris County nursing facility, contact the Texas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.The Vosswood Nursing Center
This Medicare-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Houston and Harris County, Texas. The 224-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
815 S Voss Rd
Houston, Texas 77057
The Vosswood Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Vosswood Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
Texas and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing home received four complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services APS (Adult Protective Services) Website.
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 two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 October 8, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure residents were free from neglect.” Specifically, “the facility failed to have procedures in place for residents who are non-compliant with smoking in the facility.”
The “facility failed to have procedures addressing residents with a history of illicit drug use. The facility failed to have procedures in place to ensure adequate monitoring of a resident after an incident of suspected illicit drug use in the facility.”
The investigators determined that the facility “failed to ensure staff is trained on what to monitor on a resident with possible drug abuse.” A resident “was found with the used syringe and needle wrapped in a toilet tissue paper in his bathroom on one incident.”
Because of the deficient practice of monitoring and following procedures and protocols, the resident “was found dead with the syringe needle and heroin in his bathroom sink four days later.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Pre-Admission Assessment that shows that he was “admitted to a local hospital.”
The assessment revealed that “the resident was homeless living in his car before admission to the hospital” and was accepted at the facility. However, “there were no additional notes on the assessment addressing the substance abuse or use of cigarettes.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment “had no current tobacco use.” The hospital records indicate that the resident used heroin and had a history of medication use in the past. The document states, “he spokes cigarettes. He denies alcohol use. A urine drug screen was positive for opiates. The impression was, at this time, ‘I strongly suspect the fever is related to the fracture and also possible drug fevers.’”
The nursing home failed to acquire a baseline Care Plan on admission and keep it on file or address the resident's “history or risk of substance abuse and smoking following admission.”
A review of one of the resident’s Progress Notes revealed that approximately 2:30 AM one morning, a Licensed Vocational Nurse “smelled cigarette odor. She followed the smell and went [into that resident’s] room where she observed him sitting on his bed, smoking a cigarette. She politely informed that smoking was not permitted in the residents’ room. The resident responded by cursing and yelling at her, saying, ‘what the [****] you going to do. [****] You. Get out of my room.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at The Vosswood Nursing Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Harris County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Houston.
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