OIG audit finds facility lacked proper certification

The OIG conducted a risk assessment audit on Village Green Alzheimer’s Care Home in Cypress, an assisted living facility licensed by Texas Health and Human Services to serve up to 16 people.

The objective of the audit was to determine whether Village Green provided services and operated in compliance with laws, rules, and guidelines for locations advertising as memory care facilities.

Auditors determined that Village Green complied with health and safety requirements concerning interior conditions of resident rooms and common areas, as well as medication storage. The audit also found that the facility did not comply with the following requirements:

  • Village Green advertised that the location specialized in caring for Alzheimer’s patients when the facility had not, at the time of the audit, received certification from Texas Health and Human Services to provide Alzheimer’s care. The facility received this certification on February 24, 2022.
  • Village Green staff did not sufficiently screen visitors to the facility for COVID-19 under rules established by the state to mitigate the spread of the virus. Additionally, records of the screenings were not kept near the entrance of the building.
  • Emergency plans were found to be out of date as they had not been updated to include winter weather responses after the ice storm of 2021.

The OIG recommended ways to address each of the areas where Village green was not in compliance and the facility has indicated that all action plans to address the concerns were implemented by February 24, 2022.

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