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Allegiant Health Care of Mesa Cited for Substandard Quality of Care

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To figure out how the nursing home you have chosen for your family is rated and to see if the home has any prior violations, check out our nursing home index. We’ve compiled all of the nursing homes in Arizona as well as their health code reports.

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Allegiant Health Care of Mesa

As of August, 2019, Allegiant Health Care of Mesa, a for-profit, 204-bed facility, has a health inspection rating of well below average due to seven separate violations during this reporting period.

Failed to ensure administration of medications met professional standards of quality. (F 0658)

Medication administration problems were observed with regards to three different residents. These involved giving patients medications outside of the physician’s orders, and leaving a patient to self-administer medication when this was not in the care plan.

Failed to ensure residents received the necessary care and services to promote healing
and/or prevent new pressure ulcers. (F 0686)

Four residents failed to receive the proper care needed to prevent new pressure ulcers. 23 residents were observed with pressure ulcers greater than stage one.

Failed to ensure clinical indications for the use of an indwelling catheter resulting in its unnecessary use

Failed to ensure residents received ostomy care in accordance with professional standards of practice.

This resulted in untimely waste removal, unpleasant odor and skin breakdown. The facility had twelve residents requiring ostomy care.

Failed to ensure pain medication parameters were followed.

The result of this was that unnecessary pain medication was given, a failure to identify new pressure ulcers, lack of assessments done on existing ulcers, and preventative measures not being applied.

Fire Safety Inspectors determined that building had Service Deficiencies; Smoke Deficiencies; Gas, Vacuum, and Electrical Systems Deficiencies.

Lack of Pressure Ulcer treatment Led to Substandard Quality of Care

The condition of Substandard Quality of Care was identified for Allegiant as a result of the severity of the pressure ulcer citation above. The Substandard Quality of Care refers to a regulatory term suggesting that there are serious deficiencies which fall well below those outlined in federal regulations 42CFR 483.13 (resident behavior and facility practices), 42CFR 483.15 (quality of life), or 42CFR 483.25 (quality of care).

The care and prevention of pressure ulcers includes steps like regular turning, skin care regimes and nutrition. Nurses and staff in care facilities typically need to offer intense and consistent care to residents in order to monitor pressure ulcers and ensure that they don’t get worse.

Untreated bed sores can lead to a number of issues, including infections, gangrene and even death.

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Our team of abuse attorneys is dedicated to seeking damages on behalf of those family members who are being abused and help you find better accommodations for them in the nearby area. We’ve worked on a number of nursing home abuse cases previously in your area and take the time to understand the family’s concerns as well as the situation they believe their loved one is in.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their and their loved one’s personal injuries, including those from nursing home abuse in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.