County to consider subleasing nursing home; problems detailed

2012-11-13 Commissioners Court – Public Agenda-1069

By Kathryn Jones

Editor

The Somervell County Commissioners Court will take up the question Tuesday of authorizing the Hospital Authority Board to sublease Glen Rose Nursing Home.

The nursing home’s fate is the second item on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Somervell County Annex. Commissioners usually meet on Mondays, but Monday, Nov. 12, is a federal holiday since Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year.

See the full agenda at the link above.

Also on the agenda is discussing or taking action on the appointment of Hospital Authority Board members for 2013, as well as a request for proposal for leasing the Texas Ampitheatre, which sits empty and unused for much of the tim.

The nursing home and rehab center also has been losing money. The facility is licensed for 118 beds. At last count it had 86 residents.

Sources told the Current that the sublease involves a party or parties from Glen Rose that have been involved in health care.

Records obtained from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services give Glen Rose Nursing Home and Rehab Center a score of 25 out of 100. The average statewide score for facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid is 67.

According to the department’s report on facility quality and nursing home compliance with state and federal regulations, the nursing home on one or more inspections between Jan. 1 to May 18 this year was found to be providing “substandard quality of care.”

Here is an except from the report:

During inspections conducted for the sole purpose of investigating complaints and incidents in the past six months, Glen Rose Nursing And Rehab Center had 2 deficiencies cited regarding federal standards.

Date Corrected Deficiency Cited Residents
Affected
Severity of Deficiency
Least=1 … 4=Most
Health
05/18/2012 06/30/2012 The facility did not give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.    Some Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health or Safety
Level 4
05/18/2012 07/01/2012 The facility was not administered in a way that leads to the highest possible level of well being for each resident.    Some Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health or Safety
Level 4
In addition, 2 violations of state standards were cited. Some of these violations may reflect deficiencies already stated as deficiencies.

Date Corrected Deficiency Cited
Health
05/18/2012 06/30/2012 The facility did not give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.
05/18/2012 07/01/2012 The facility was not administered in a way that leads to the highest possible level of well being for each resident.

Read the full report at http://facilityquality.dads.state.tx.us/qrs/public/qrs.do?page=qrsNFProfile&serviceType=all_srv&lang=en&mode=P&dataSet=1&provno=004860&cgName=nh&ctx=1268501.

 

One Response to County to consider subleasing nursing home; problems detailed

  1. janet burkhart Reply

    December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Have the above deficiencies been reported to the general public in Glen Rose other than GlenRoseCurrent? Family and friends of clients should be aware of the unhealthy environment. I visit the nursing home every week to have lunch with a friend The staff seems attentive most of the time There have been times that more attention should have been given my friend but I didn’t think she was in dire need.The facility needs improvement such as painting, repairing walls, floors and lighting. Thanks for posting this information. I shall pass it on to the family of my friend

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