This 118-bed nursing home has received a “below average” rating in its Overall, Health Inspection, and Staffing ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Texas Terrace Care Center received several deficiencies in recent government inspections, including the facility’s:
- Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care;
- Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident;
- Failure to make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and that each resident’s medication is managed and monitored;
- Failure to maintain drug records and properly labeled drugs according to accepted professional standards; and
- Failure to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks, as well as adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents;
Medicare has also identified complaints and incidents associated with Texas Terrace Care Center, including the facility’s failure to have a program that keeps infections from spreading. In addition, the Minnesota Department of Health has substantiated two reports of nursing home neglect.
- In April 2010, MDH substantiated a report of neglect wherein the nursing failed to adequately respond to a resident’s respiratory distress, leading to the resident’s death. [Report no. H5187044]
- In May 2011, MDH substantiated a report of neglect wherein the nursing home failed to administer antibiotics to a resident as instructed by the resident’s physician. As a result, the resident had to be readmitted to the hospital. [Report no. H5187048]
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