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Lufkin, TX – Resident Raped – Stated by Local Police

THE GRACE CARE CENTER LUFKIN

Located: 504 N JOHN REDDITT DR, LUFKIN, TX 75904

THE GRACE CARE CENTER LUFKIN was RECENTLY CITED in March of 2014 by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies relating to {Level of harm – Immediate jeopardy}.

The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the report/survey. The full report/survey can be found here.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CAN BE DISTURBING TO SOME READERS

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on observation, interview, and record review, the facility failed to implement their polices and procedures to prevent neglect for 1 of 6 residents reviewed for neglect. (Resident #62) The facility identified that Resident #49 had allegedly sexually assaulted Resident #62.

Continuing: The most recent MDS dated [DATE] indicted Resident #49’s cognition was severely impaired. He had disorganized thinking and [MEDICAL CONDITION]. The assessment also indicated he had physical and verbal behaviors directed toward others and wandering. Care plans dated 12/23/13 indicated Resident #49 had impaired thought processes and episodes of confusion. The care plans did not address his physical, verbal, and wandering behaviors.

Continuing: During an interview on 03/19/14 at 1:00 p.m., CNA F said at approximately 4:00 p.m. on 03/17/14, she checked Resident #62 and she had scratches and bruises on her neck. She said the resident was having difficulty walking and the resident was grabbing her vaginal area.

Continuing: A nursing note for Resident #62 dated 03/17/14 indicated at 5:15 p.m. she was sent to the emergency room for complaint of vaginal pain. An Emergency Physician Record dated 03/17/14 timed 7:18 p.m. noted, .Patient found in room w/o (without) her underwear on noted abrasion to L (left) side neck and legs. Patient complained of vaginal pain. There was no documentation under the [MEDICAL CONDITION] examination section. The clinical impression noted, .Alleged Sexual Assault.multiple abrasions. The physician ordered Resident #62 be transferred to another hospital for SANE (sexually assaulted nurse examiner) exam.

Continuing: During an interview on 03/19/14 at 4:58 p.m., the company president said the local police detective contacted him and said the SANE exam indicated Resident #62 had been raped.

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