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Desert Gardens Nursing And Rehabilitation Center

Inspection Results

Inspection Summary
Desert Gardens Nursing And Rehabilitation Center has been cited for 59 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data (Tip: Surveys happen throughout the year and you may want to check with the location to see if there is more recent data available). There are 1188 nursing homes in Texas with a total of 41009 deficiencies resulting in an average of 34.52 deficiencies per nursing home.


Date of Survey Date of Correction Deficiency
2014-04-23 2014-05-16 Permit residents to remain in the facility and not be transferred or discharged without adequate reason.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2014-06-06 2014-07-24 Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests.
2014-06-06 2014-07-14 Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs.
2014-02-26 2014-03-31 Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
2013-10-31 2013-11-30 Listen to the resident groups and act on their complaints and suggestions that affect resident care and life.
2013-10-31 2013-11-30 Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
2013-10-31 2013-11-30 Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.
2013-04-26 2013-05-28 Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
2013-04-26 2013-05-28 Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
2013-04-26 2013-05-28 Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
2013-04-26 2013-05-28 Ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
2013-04-26 2013-05-28 Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible.
2012-06-20 2012-07-26 Permit residents to remain in the facility and not be transferred or discharged without adequate reason.
2012-04-25 2012-05-16 Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Let residents voice a complaint or grievance without being treated differently or badly.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Provide care for each resident in a way that maintains or improves their quality of life.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 1) Provide 3 meals at regular times; 2) serve breakfast within 14 hours of dinner; and 3) offer a snack at bedtime each day.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Keep all essential equipment working safely.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Make sure that nurse aides show they have the skills and techniques to be able to care for residents' needs.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Employ staff that are licensed, certified, or registered in accordance with state laws.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
2012-02-28 2012-04-01 Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 At least two remote exits on each floor or fire section of the building.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 Exits that are accessible at all times.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 A fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 Properly protected cooking facilities.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
2014-06-05 2014-07-20 Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
2013-05-01 2013-05-23 Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
2013-05-01 2013-05-31 Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
2013-05-01 2013-05-27 Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
2013-05-01 2013-05-27 Posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
2013-05-01 2013-05-16 Weekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
2013-05-01 2013-05-23 Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment.
2012-02-22 2012-03-20 Walls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
2012-02-22 2012-03-16 Emergency lighting that can last at least 1 1/2 hours.
2012-02-22 2012-03-26 Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
2012-02-22 2012-04-23 Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order.
2012-02-22 2012-03-23 Posted "No-smoking" signs in areas where smoking is not permitted or ashtrays provided where smoking was allowed.
2012-02-22 2012-04-23 Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
2012-02-22 2012-03-23 Properly protected cooking facilities.



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