Friday, February 13, 2015

South side nursing home forced to close

SAN ANTONIO - A south side nursing facility is forced to stop operating after the state issued an emergency order.

According to state documents, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability found the Sunview Care & Rehab Center failed to meet standards prescribed in Chapter 242 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

The facility posted a letter on its door saying the state issued an order to suspend the nursing facility’s license and force an emergency closure. The letter went on to say the facility’s violations create an immediate threat to health and safety of the residents.

An employee would not comment on the violations, but confirmed all residents are being moved to nearby facilities.

Loved ones rushed to the nursing home to be there for their family members.

"Everybody was running around here very chaotic. All the nursing homes staffs from all the other facilities were outside waiting in line for their patients to be assigned to them with their medications, their charts. Everybody was really nervous,” Pat Galvan said.

Galvan traveled from Laredo to be with her aunt, who has been a resident at Sunview for two years.

"We had to just come right away because we didn't know what was going to happen to her or where she was going to be,” Galvan said.

The nursing home would not elaborate on the violations, but the state's Health and Safety Code grades all nursing facilities on things like quality of life, access to care, safety of the environment and professionalism of caregivers.

"We came over here last week and they told us that they were just rumors. The director told me himself they were just rumors,” Lydia Quinn said.

Quinn’s uncle has lived at Sunview for nearly two years.

"My husband came by last night to bring my uncle a burger and he sees everybody crying. He calls me and says, ‘You're not going to believe what's going on. Everybody's crying here. Everybody's saying goodbye,’ and I'm like, 'What are you talking about?'" Quinn said.

A 2014 state inspection shows the facility failed to provide the necessary services to maintain resident’s highest physical well-being.

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South side nursing home forced to close


Anonymous said...

I am glad action was taken.

Tina said...