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Wooldridge Place Nursing Center Nursing Center
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Nueces 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 are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Wooldridge Place Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Corpus Christi and Nueces County, Texas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:7352 Wooldridge Rd
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414
Wooldridge Place Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Wooldridge Place Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services APS (Adult Protective Services) 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 two out of five stars, including three 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 Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #441 date May 11, 2017
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F157 date April 7, 2016
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date April 7, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to establish and maintain an Infection Control Program with the system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents.” This deficient practice failed to “prevent the spread of infections to include hand hygiene procedures to be followed by staff involved a direct resident contact” observed receiving wound care.
In one incident, a Licensed Vocational Nurse “did not perform hand hygiene according to the facility’s policy and procedure while assisting [the resident] with wound care. This failure could place twelve residents, identified as receiving wound care, at risk for cross-contamination and exposure to infections.”
The nursing home “failed to immediately consult with the resident’s Physician when there was a need to alter treatment significantly.” A review of the resident’s medical records involving provisions of care and services revealed that three residents did not have a Physician’s orders.
Specifically, “this failure could affect seventeen residents in the facility receiving oxygen services, placing them at risk of not receiving proper assessments, care, and services required to prevent a delay in medical treatment.”
The facility “failed to ensure services provided met professional standards of quality [for three residents] reviewed for professional standards of quality.” Specifically, the facility licensed staff did not obtain Physician’s orders, and the facility staff “did not maintain a clean filter on [the resident’s] oxygen concentrator.” For another resident, “the facility licensed staff did not administer oxygen at 3 Liters per minute per the Physician’s orders.”
For a third resident, the “facility licensed staff did not obtain Physician’s orders.” This failure could place “them at risk for inadequate or excessive oxygen supply.” The Director of Nursing verified that “if the filters were not kept clean, that the lint and dust could obstruct the oxygen flow to the patient.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Wooldridge Place Nursing Center? Contact the Texas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Nueces County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Corpus Christi.
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