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San Antonio, Texas - 5 San Antonio Nursing Homes Flagged by Federal Government For Abuse & Neglect Allegations

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Published: November 7, 2019
By: Joe LaFrance
Last Updated on December 15, 2020

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Flags 5 San Antonio Nursing Homes For Abuse and Neglect

Five San Antonio nursing homes have been flagged by a federal government agency for allegations of abuse and neglect, according to San Antonio Express-News. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services flagged these five facilities by placing a consumer icon next to the names of the facilities on the website Nursing Home Compare. This website provides information about Medicare and Medicaid-eligible nursing homes and the icon serves as a warning to people considering these facilities.

The five flagged nursing homes include:

  • River City Care Center
  • San Pedro Manor
  • Retama Manor Nursing Center - San Antonio West
  • Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
  • Senior Care of Windcrest

In addition to these five San Antonio facilities, Colonial Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Braunfels is also on the list.

These nursing homes have been cited for a variety of troubling issues, including medical neglect, preventable deaths, and physical, sexual, and verbal abuse.

At River City Care Center, a male resident who was supposed to be on a liquid diet choked to death after getting a bologna sandwich that had been given out to residents earlier in the day as a snack. Staff members reportedly failed to have adequate safeguards in place to prevent his death by choking.

A San Pedro Manor resident died when a nurse found him unresponsive and neglected to initiate CPR. According to an investigation, the nurse lied about trying to revive the resident and mistakenly assumed he had a do-not-resuscitate order because he was in hospice.

At Retama Manor, a male resident with a history of sexual misconduct entered a woman's room and masturbated next to her. According to inspectors, the nursing home failed to investigate or report this incident.

All five of these facilities have overall and health inspection ratings of below or much below average.

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Legal Options For Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families

Attorney contributor Anjali Nigam represents victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in civil lawsuits against negligent nursing homes. Anjali has offered to add some general info regarding the legal rights of these victims and their families:

Nursing homes have a moral and legal duty to prioritize the wellbeing of their residents above all else. But sadly, far too many of these facilities fail their residents due to neglect and physical, sexual, and verbal abuse.

Nursing home abuse and neglect victims deserve justice for the harm they've suffered. In many cases, these victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit against the nursing home due to negligence.

For example, a nursing home might be considered negligent if a resident was sexually assaulted by a staff member or a fellow resident due to inadequate supervision at the facility. Another example would be a resident dying due to neglect of medical needs.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to nursing home abuse or neglect, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced nursing home abuse victims lawyers.


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