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Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved one will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout Texas, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The Texas nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 have represented many Bell County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation from recovering their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "county hospital-owned and operated" center providing services to residents of Temple and Bell County, Texas. The 124-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1802 S 31St
Temple, Texas 76504
Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,000 for substandard careFinancial 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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare for $13,000 on October 13, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility self-reported two serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Texas Adult Protective Services Website.
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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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 October 13, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement its policies and procedures that prohibit neglect of residents.” The investigation involved two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “who did not utilize a mechanical lift as directed in [the resident’s] Care Plan while transferring [the resident].”
The negligent action by the CNAs resulted in an acute, nondisplaced left tibial metaphyseal fracture and an acute, nondisplaced left fibular metaphyseal fracture. This [deficient practice] was determined to be past non-compliance due to the facility having implemented actions to correct the non-compliance [before] the beginning of the survey.”
The surveyors indicated that “this failure affected [one resident] and put an additional nineteen residents who required a mechanical lift during transfers at risk for discomfort, pain, injury, and neglect.” A review of a Progress Note signed by two Licensed Vocational Nurses indicated that they heard the resident “yelled out down the hallway. Shortly afterward, [one Licensed Vocational Nurse observed the resident] being propelled in his Geri-chair to the dining room.”
At that time, the resident “showed no signs of distress.” Both CNAs were questioned, “if something had occurred to cause [the resident] to yell out.” Both stated that “they did not know why he yelled out like that.” The CNAs further stated “his legs were not hit on anything or twisted in any way. A few minutes later in the dining room, “[the resident] complained of his left leg hurting stating, ‘Oh, my leg hurts!’”
The leg was inspected, and swelling was noted: “below the left knee was slowly increasing and swelling as the minutes passed.” The resident “was treated with pain medications as needed throughout the day.” An initial radiology report revealed “no acute findings of the left knee, left tibia, or left fibula.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Wellington Rehabilitation and Healthcare? Contact the Texas network of abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bell County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Temple.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.