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  • Lake Pleasant Post Acute Rehabilitation Center Peoria, Arizona 85382

    This place is so bad that I cannot even submit enough words to say how bad. We were not greeted upon intake for four hours, and then only after my sister, who is a nurse demanded to be seen. The nurse was the rudest, most arrogant person I have had the displeasure of meeting. I don't even know her name. She didn't tell us. The place reeks of urine upon entering. The beds and bedding should be an embarrassment to the owners of this place. The toilet never stopped running the entire night. My husband spent 18 hours here after being admitted for skilled nursing/rehab after being hospitalized for almost 6 months, in three hospitals, in three Arizona towns. He was not given his medication and had to be transported via ambulance to a 4th hospital for another two weeks because of their neglect. While I was there, there was a patient down the hall that had fallen and no one even knew how long the poor woman had been on the floor. Pure neglect. DO NOT GO HERE!

  • Life Care Center of Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

    I will give this facility one star, only because there is not an option to give it fewer stars. My 92 year old mother was in this facility in July 2017. She was transferred from the hospital for rehab, after having surgery for a broken hip. While hospitalized, she developed pleural effusions (fluid in the pleural space around her lungs, which caused shortness of breath and difficulty breathing). She had bilateral thoracentesis in the hospital to remove the fluid, and was transferred to LifeCare in good shape, and breathing fine. She arrived at LifeCare on a Friday. The physical therapy staff did not work on the weekends, so other than being pushed in a wheelchair to the restroom and to the dining room for meals, she was not allowed to get out of bed. "Physical therapy" was to be given 4 times a week, for less than an hour each time, but as you will see below, she only received therapy a couple of times in the 10 days she was there. She was in bed most of the time, which ultimately caused her being rushed to the emergency room. By Tuesday, she was getting short of breath and the LifeCare staff put her on oxygen. No testing was done to see WHY she was short of breath. By Thursday, she was so short of breath and fatigued, she could not do physical therapy. I told the nursing staff that she needed a chest x-ray to see if her lungs had filled with fluid again (since she just had a procedure the previous week for this reason). I was told that the doctor would be notified. Friday - I found out that no chest x-ray had been ordered. I, again, told the staff that testing needed to be done, and was told that the doctor would be notified. Saturday - I could not visit, since I was ill, but later found out that the chest x-ray still had not been performed, even though I had already requested it twice. Sunday, I walked into my mom's room, and she was struggling to breath. I ran out of the room and found her nurse standing just outside of her room, in the hallway. I told him that she couldn't breath, and he said, "She's fine. I was just in there." I ran down the hall for the charge nurse and told her that she needed a chest x-ray and lab work NOW! I was concerned that she either had pleural effusions (again) or a pulmonary embolism (just had surgery, had not been up and moving around and could have developed a clot). I asked that she be transferred to the emergency room. I was told that they needed to talk to the doctor before they would call an ambulance. A chest x-ray and labs were performed at LifeCare, and she was rushed to the emergency room via ambulance with a PULMONARY EMBOLISM and SEVERE bilateral pleural effusions! Neither of these life threatening diagnoses were recognized by the LifeCare staff, and even when I brought them to their attention, they did not recognize that this was an emergency situation. Needless to say, the staff at LifeCare is not trained or equipped to handle any medical issues - even when life threatening issues are staring them in the face. DO NOT trust LifeCare to care for your loved one!! I am in the medical field, and would never recommend this facility to anyone. P.S. My mom was at this same facility three years ago, and the staff administered the wrong medication and almost killed her - major medication error. We said at that time that she would never go back to LifeCare, but, unfortunately, her insurance is very limiting when it comes to skilled nursing facilities, and she chose to give LifeCare another chance. Obviously, that wasn't a good choice.

  • Haven of Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

    One of the worst facilities I have ever been in. We placed our mother here for 2 days and after just those days we pulled our mother and took her home. My mother was there for hospice care and they had her set up for therapy and the food they were serving her was not appropriate for her. Do not put your loved one in this facility

  • La Canada Care Center Tucson, Arizona 85704

    If at all possible, DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER PUTTING YOUR FAMILY MEMBER IN THIS HOME. The experience today was not only upsetting but absolutely disgusting. From the front desk to the administrator I could not find one worker who was friendly or had a smile on their face. I was with a business person to help deliver a resident's van at the facility and we were promptly visited by the administrator telling us we could not store the van there. I asked him several times to explain the reason why because the van was NOT being stored. He would not answer me and would only say it was company policy. We tried to talk with him and he threatened to have the business person escorted out of the building. At the same time he was harassing the resident telling him to get the van out of there. He gave him no time to handle the situation and upset the resident. This administrator was not professional and did not care about upsetting this resident. He should not be in the position he is in.

  • Foothills Rehabilitation Center Tucson, Arizona 85712

    My loved one was transferred here yesterday. It took 5 hours just to get a glass of water. They left her in her own feces for over an hour and now she has the worst rash. The place looks so run down once you get to the wing. Due to the long waits she has to endure unless someone can walk out to the main room (which she cannot do) and the above mentioned reasons, we are looking at moving her out of this horrible place tomorrow. They are delaying things by refusing to send records, so we got a copy ourselves and will be hand delivering them to the other places. Please keep your loved ones away from this place!

  • Mesa Christian Health and Rehabilitation Center Mesa, Arizona 85201

    I'm very upset with the director of nursing who gave my mom Morphine after my mom told her not to. told her she was allergic and she hulusinates with it. She lady said she gave it to her so she could relax. If a patient says that they don't want it don't give it to them!!!! Also she was there for rehab for hip surgery she had drainage coming from the wound and it was slightly red they never let the Dr know so when she went to her Drs apt the Dr swab the area and out came a big hematoma so back to the ER she went to have surgery again the next day she landed up with a bad infection in her hip. If the nurses would of been doing there job this wouldn't of happened.

  • Sante of North Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

    Horrible facility. Upon first glance, this facility looks like a country club, but after my aunt spent a few days here their true colors were revealed. It consistently took up to 1 hour for her to receive her medications for pain. She also hadn't been bathed in a week, and many times was left with her undergarments unchanged and sitting in a wet or soiled adult briefs. When her physical therapy insurance benefit ran out, she was left in her recliner chair for 48 hours. Very sad. Nurses told her she was dramatic, and asked my mother to leave because she acts differently when my mom was there. Read all the reviews BEFORE letting loved ones come here. They are understaffed and their is no communication between departments.

  • Desert Blossom Health & Rehab Center Mesa, Arizona 85206

    As a case manager I have the opportunity to work with a multitude of facilities for my clients, recently I had a client placed here for a 30 day respite stay. I was pleased to hear from her family how happy they are with the care, not only is my client happier, more social and getting well taken care of, her family is pleased with the outstanding care, they have told me they have to track her down due to all the activities that she attends, we are now placing her here as a long term care placement because of how happy both my client and her family are. Julie, CM

  • Desert Blossom Health & Rehab Center Mesa, Arizona 85206

    Not enough good to say about Desert Blossom. I am so thankful that they accepted my brother from the hospital, and from day one they have been beyond caring and friendly to not only him and I but all of our friends that have come and visited. I have eaten lunch or dinner here with him here daily and the food is pretty good. The staff is just excellent. Therapy was good but the line staff from housekeeping to admissions to nursing to administration to the front desk were all just so warm and easy to talk to. Always greeted myself and my brother with a smile and a kind word. I will recommend this facility to anyone who asks shoot, even those who dont. 5 stars is not enough!

  • Desert Cove Nursing Center Chandler, Arizona 85224

    BEWARE! Desert Cove was the center picked for my grandfather after his hip replacement surgery. After reading their already low review rating I was a little uneasy placing him there. At first I was greeted by the admissions director Eric, where I discussed my concerns and explained my situation (having two little ones, which they don't allow, and living an hour away, with conflicting schedules; I explained the need of communication). I thought everything would be uphill from there on out, but I was very wrong indeed. On Saturday, 3 days from my grandfather's arrival, I visited him and noticed his wallet was gone. I reported it immediately to the front staff and the nursing staff after searching the entire room. I was told I would get a call Monday morning from Suzette the director of social services, but no call ever came. I called on Wednesday and spoke to Amy the director of case management, who I had already left a message for prior and never heard back, I asked her what the status of the investigation was and what I can do to prepare for my grandfather's next step. She provided some good information, and I was grateful, I was hoping that the wallet was just thrown in with the laundry and she told me that she would leave a packet for me to pick up that evening at my visit. When I showed up the packet wasn't there and instead I found a police report. A police report was filed without my knowledge and with my grandfather who was then only 50% cognitive (he didn't even give them the right address…). On Friday I checked my grandfather’s bank account to see if anyone tried to use the cards and noticed there were two ATM inquiries, confirming indeed the wallet was stolen. No longer could I allow the benefit of a doubt and I called the executive director Michael Oliver. After leaving a strongly worded voicemail regarding my concerns and desire to speak with him I got a call from Suzette at 4:28 pm on a Friday with a voicemail saying Michael handed this over to her and she gave a list of things starting with how she was off on Monday. The fact that the director didn't think my concerns were important enough to even warrant a personal call back is shocking to me, seeing as I left a voicemail that there was now a confirmed theft on his premises and I had a list of other issues with his staff. Again I hoped that would be the worst of this whole situation and tried to focus instead on getting my grandfather to his discharge date a week away, by this point. This last Saturday I went to visit him and asked him how the care was, in my mind I thought "well, if the care is good then I can deal with this headache for a few more days.." and this is the experience he shared with me; he said on Friday he had to go to the bathroom (he can't get up and down by himself) so he pushed his call button, a man popped his head in, so he told him he had to use the restroom, the man said he would go get someone but no one ever came, he pushed the call button again, and another person popped their head in, and again they said they'd get someone, and again no one came, he did this TWO more times for a total of FOUR times and no one EVER came…so my grandfather was forced to poop on himself and sit in it until someone came to change him. That is the most inhumane thing I have ever heard and it makes me sick thinking that someone I love had to endure that experience in a time that he is supposed to be "in recovery". In his short stay he has become a victim not only of identity theft, but of neglect as well. Please do not send your loved ones here, and I hope that someone out there reads this and has the power to do something to stop this from happening again. I share my grandfather’s experience in hope that it serves as a warning to any and all who are considering Desert Cove.

  • Horizon Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center Glendale, Arizona 85302

    Initially, we were happy with the care. My mom arrived on a Friday evening and the night nurse did a complete and thorough total body assessment of my mom and she found bed sores that the hospital staff where she was previously had not found.

    That was the extent of the good part of the facility. She had been in the hospital for nearly a month with 2 surgeries, one resulting in an ileostomy. The physical therapist at Horizons worked with her to get her up walking to the toilet. After a week, this strengthening was the extent of her improvement. While the nursing staff was nice and professional, they did not have the wound care nursing skills we were told Horizons would have. Upon arrival, my mom had an ileostomy bag and an open surgical wound that needed periodic dressing and fixed to a vacuum pump as instructed by the doctor. When she arrived, the bag and wound were healing fine. However, after the bag was changed on the second night, the bag leaked (from the top of the appliance) every night, several times a night, for each night she was there. The nurses had to continue to change the ileostomy appliance and clean up the wound as the output from the stoma (feces) would leak into her open wound. After days of this, my mom's stoma and surrounding skin was so raw and irritated, she would cry out when the nurses changed her dressing and bag. My mom is not one to cry at all or ask for pain medicine. However, despite her obvious pain, she was not given pain relief until it was out of control. She did not sleep well during the week and felt completely defeated after 5 days.

    My mother has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and diabetes. It was obvious to us the staff did not know this diagnosis when she was admitted and we did not feel they were as sympathetic as they could have been. She was not given a diabetic diet, or a low acidic diet as indicated with an ileostomy. In addition, the main reason my mom wanted to go to a rehab facility was to learn how to take care of the ileostomy bag. That never happened since those who changed it did not know how to do it correctly to prevent leaks.

    Other issues we encountered were the lack of response to her call button during the night. She had to wait over an hour to go to the bathroom. It was not until our family raised our voices to the staff that this wait time was reduced.

    I am not faulting the individual nurses for the problems we had. They treated mom with the skills they were provided. They also addressed our concerns when we raised them. My biggest concern with Horizons is the lack of the type of care we were told would be provided. The hospital mom was at before Horizons employed wound care specialists for the type of issues my mom had. A regular RN or technician did not provide the wound care in the hospital. I do not believe Horizons employs wound care specialist like those employed by the hospital. If they did, mom would not have been in pain or have a red and raw stoma and skin from the ongoing problems she encountered.

    Now that my mom is home, her wound and ileostomy is healing. After 4 days at home, the stoma and skin however are still very raw and tender, therefore she has to keep the stoma out in the air, without a bag, to allow it to heal. This would never have happened if the proper care was administered to begin with at Horizons.

  • Pueblo Springs Rehabilitation Center Tucson, Arizona 85712

    I am basing this review on recent events as well as past ones. My brother was a resident who died there in September. Since I live several states away I had asked the social worker to mail my brother's personal belongings to me for which I would send the postage fees. She assured me that she had all of his things safe with her and would do so……after many unreturned phone calls to her and he supervisor I finally emailed the director which also received no response. Well, today I got a phone call from the NEW director of social services to tell me she had found my brothers wallet in her desk and will mail it to me right away. Obviously. the former employees managed to steal a cell phone, a ring, eyeglasses and a brand new tablet and had reason for not returning my calls. Thank goodness they have hired someone honest to work there!!

  • Heritage Court Post Acute of Scottsdale Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

    this facility had bed bugs which they confirmed I reported as accurate by means of their service dog sniffing the bed bugs out of room 110. This facility inappropriately allowed a resident to wheelchair another resident outside to smoke, to cause the wheel chaired resident to stand up and fall scraping his knee and elbow. This facility inappropriately did not honor a Power of Attorney. Beware of the safety of this facility for your loved one. In addition, this facility was filthy. Complaints are filed with the AZ Dept of Health, Medicare, Social Security and Adult Protective Services.

  • Maryland Gardens Care Center Phoenix, Arizona 85013

    The buildings are old and falling apart. There are plumbing problems. The facility lacks cleenliness. There are horrible smells throughout the place. The Cna's do not have a caring attitude. Getting help from the staff is slow. It is as if they do not care about the residents. There is a lack of communication between the facility and rseidents. A resident can either sit in their room all day or sit outside in the heat or cold. The recreation room is small and not wheel chair friendly. It is also locked on many days.

  • La Canada Care Center Tucson, Arizona 85704

    DO NOT leave your loved one here!!!! My loved one was pulled out of this facility due to abuse! I won't go into details but she wound up in the hospital and a social worker immediately moved her out of that hell hole. This place should be shut down. I am sick to my stomach to think what abuse is going on that doesn't get caught. If I could rate this place a zero I would!

  • Sunview Health & Rehabilitation Center Youngtown, Arizona 85363

    It seems like this nursing home is more interested in the money than in the patient. my wife went in there in April. for the first 2 or 3 weeks she seemed to be getting better. but as I was there every day to see how she was doing. I started noticing things wrong with her setup. she was on a vent, feeding tube, and catheter. It seems like every day that I went there I would find something wrong with the equipment, Catheter plugged up, feeding not working, wheel chair wheel sitting on oxygen hose shutting of her supply. etc.. etc.. After about two months her condition started to deteriorate. by the time we got her out and into a group home she was almost dead. now three weeks later see a new woman on the way to recovery..

  • Sante of Surprise Surprise, Arizona 85374

    The worst….after two weeks staff could not tell us if my mother had showered, eaten or slept thru the night…seems like this is basic information. They were able to tell us she did not want to do her rehab…we learned it was about an hour after they gave her a sedative…wonder why she had a problem doing it??? This place has to few really good people and are all talk and little action….do yourself a favor and keep looking

  • Sante of Chandler Chandler, Arizona 85224

    On my mom's second night she had very bad back pain. She usually has cortisone injections every 8 weeks to control the pain. We asked for some over-the-counter pain medication from the nurse but she's not allowed to dispense any without prior doctor approval. There are no doctors around. She paged the on call doctor 4 times between 8PM and 1AM but he never called back. They just let my mom lie in pain with nothing to help her. An aid told me some of the on call docs call right back and others just blow you off.

    The air conditioning in mom's rooms is broken and it is sweltering hot. No matter what we set the thermostat on the temperature just kept rising. It is after 5:00pm so no maintenance men were available to fix it.

    My mom is begging for some aspirin at least for her pain but to no avail.

    Also when my mom told them she had indigestion and wanted some Tums they told her no because she had taken one four hours earlier.

    When mom asked to have her diaper changed they said no because they had changed it not too long ago.

    Don't be fooled by the nice clean rooms. This is not a good place to leave an elderly person.

  • Horizon Post Acute and Rehabilitation Center Glendale, Arizona 85302

    My family had a great experience at Horizon! The nurses were very attentive and caring to my mother, and always willing to answer our questions. The CNA's were also very friendly and helpful. The therapy team was fantastic, and did a great job managing my mom (who can be quite stubborn, when it comes to exercise). They made each therapy session fun, and the new therapy gym is the best around! We would recommend this facility to everyone! Thank you Horizon!