Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert said that clients at the Southeast nursing home aren’t receiving adequate care. The center’s lawyers have actually rejected his claims.
SAN ANTONIO– Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert said that the Southeast Nursing and Rehab Center is understaffed as they fight a coronavirus break out that has actually currently killed a minimum of 17 citizens. He asked Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff to have the patients moved to the Texas Center for Transmittable illness so they can receive “proper care.”
In a letter sent Wednesday, Calvert attached staffing sheets which he said showed days with 2 nurses and one CNA looking after over 50 elderly coronavirus patients. Personnel at the center informed him it had been three or more days given that some citizens had been bathed.
” These clients are not being fed, offered liquids, having their waste correctly taken care of, and are being delegated pass away,” Calvert composed. “These are my constituents and this is not appropriate care to me nor individuals WE represent.”
During the city’s coronavirus instruction Wednesday night, nevertheless, Metro Health Director Dawn Emerick said a group visited the retirement home and while Southeast Nursing was not ideal, the group discovered no evidence to support those accusations. According to Emerick, the facility was well-staffed, and the clients and nurses were well-fed.
Legal representatives representing the facility have actually reacted in a letter of their own, calling the claims “completely incorrect and defamatory.”
” Each and every one of our locals are being fed and used meals and snacks throughout the day. That is not only the law, it is the moral and ethical thing to do,” they said via email. “I do not understand who made these declarations to you, and I can’t envision why anybody would incorrectly accuse our devoted staff of such abhorrent behavior, especially when they are working relentlessly to look after our residents.”
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Calvert stated that the circumstance was brought on by “horrible greed and inhumanity” and called for the State of Texas to sanction the owners, a company that he says has access to other nurses and employees at 47 other centers.
He declares that Advanced Healthcare Solutions, the corporation that owns the center, is not supplying food to employees, which forces them to get food from dining establishments in the area and threats direct exposure to the community.
In the nursing home’s response, they stated that the highest fever tape-recorded last night was 99.4 degrees, and there are multiple thermostats managing several roof AC units.
” If the individual who took this picture had informed the facility’s management of his or her issues with the temperature reading supposedly observed at 11: 06 p.m. last night, rather of simply informing you, the facility could have right away arranged for our HVAC service company to come to the facility to assess the problem very first thing this early morning rather of this afternoon,” the e-mail stated.
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