Texas Nursing Home Health & Safety Statistics: Grim Insight Into Abuse, Neglect, & Federal Violations

Nursing homes are supposed to be caring, nurturing homes for our elders. But in many Texas facilities, this is far from the case. The Lone Star State’s nursing home violations, reports of abuse and neglect, and overall rating are an abomination.

texas-blueTexas Nursing Homes Rated Worst in the US

Texas leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to caring for the elderly. According to several studies, Texas is among the worst states in the country when it comes to the quality of care, safety of residents, and living conditions in nursing homes. Some findings indicate Texas has the worst nursing homes in the country. Nursing home abuse, neglect, and elder medical negligence continue to proliferate in Texas despite elder law reform.

Do You Have a Loved One in a Local Nursing Home?

Statistically speaking, if you have a parent or loved one in a Texas nursing home, memory care, or extended care facility there is a 95% chance that the facility you are trusting to care for them was in violation of federal laws in 2014. Our Texas nursing home abuse attorneys are working to hold care facilities and staff accountable.

“When it comes to nursing homes, Texas has the highest percentage of low ranked facilities than any other state…”

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Is Your Loved one in a Dangerous or Abusive Nursing Home?

According to Nursing Home Compare datasets prepared by Medicare.gov, Texas averages the following statistics as of January 28, 2016.

  • Percentage of Residents with Pressure Ulcers: 6.6%
  • Average Number of Health Deficiency Violations: 6.7
  • Average Number of Fire Safety Deficiencies: 3.8
  • Residents who Reported Major Injury from a Fall: 3.5%
  • Average Fine Amount: $9,568
If you have a loved one in a Texas nursing home, memory care, or special care facility and you believe them to be a victim of nursing home abuse, negligence, elder abuse, or exploitation, contact us now at 866-612-0246 or complete our contact form.

Who is in Charge of Policing and Regulating Nursing Homes in Texas?

There are several parties responsible for regulating nursing home compliance with state and federal codes, including the Texas Attorney General, Texas Adult Protective Services, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. However, the primary duty of care lies in the nursing home and care staff’s hands. Only nursing homes and the people they employ can put an end to abuse and neglect in nursing homes, memory care, and other adult care facilities. 

Where Can I Find Information About Specific Texas Nursing Home Facilities?

Below is a list of Texas nursing home facilities with federal violations. If your loved one is in a nursing home on this list and you suspect abuse or neglect, we urge you to contact our nursing home abuse lawyers today. Elder abuse is not only a crime, it is a violation of trust. When the trust we have given professional medical staff and care facility workers is violated, they can be held accountable by filing a negligence or liability claim in some cases. Contact us today to see if a nursing home abuse lawsuit is good option for you. Call 866-612-0246 or complete our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

Abilene
Care Inn of Abilene
4934 South 7th St
Abilene, TX 79604

Austin
Oakcrest Manor Nursing Home
9808 Crofford Ln
Austin, TX 78724

College Station
Fortress Health & Rehab of Rock Prairie LLC
1105 Rock Prairie Rd
College Station, TX 77845

Fort Worth
Immanuels Healthcare
4515 Village Creek Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76119

Houston
Brookhollow Heights Transitional Care Center
1737 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77008

Windsor Houston
6920 T.C. Jester Blvd
Houston, TX 77091

San Angelo
Arbor Terrace Healthcare Center
609 Rio Concho Dr
San Angelo, TX 76903

Sources
https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/CertificationandComplianc/downloads/sfflist.pdf

http://www.ncea.aoa.gov/Library/Data/index.aspx

http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/caregivers-resources/grp-care-facilities/types-of-care-facilities-article.aspx

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/everyonesbusiness/Facts.asp

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/adult_protection/

https://data.medicare.gov/Nursing-Home-Compare/State-Averages/xcdc-v8bm

https://data.medicare.gov/data/nursing-home-compare

nursinghomereportcards.com/state/tx