Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Feds Flag Five San Antonio Nursing Homes for Abuse and Neglect Allegations 

SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
  • Shutterstock.com
The federal government has flagged five San Antonio nursing homes for alleged instances of abuse and neglect, the Express-News reports.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, issued the warnings about Retama Manor Nursing Center-San Antonio West, River City Care Center, San Pedro Manor, Senior Care of Windcrest and Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.



A flag by CMS's online Nursing Home Compare database indicates that a facility has a confirmed neglect or abuse report within the past year or an incident that could have harmed a resident within each of the past two years.

The agency began displaying its warning icon — a raised hand inside a red circle — on database listings late last month. The listings also include ratings of nursing homes based on health inspections, quality and staffing levels.

All five local facilities flagged for abuse and neglect also had poor ratings on the Nursing Home Compare system. Of the 68 San Antonio nursing homes listed, more than two-thirds rated below or much below average, according to the Express-News' analysis.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation