Reviews of Kirkland Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
talkington36 March 11, 2017
I am/was a resident of this facility
I had a really bad experience here several years ago when I had rehabilitation after knee surgery and would not recommend this place to anyone. On admission to the facility, I was transferring from the wheelchair to the bed and I nearly fell because the brakes on the bed were not engaged and the bed moved over 12". Were it not for a friend who caught me, I would have fallen and probably injured myself. Their diet was below average and not appealing or tasty; the serving sizes were small and I always felt hungry after eating. My family would supplement my meals with food from home or take-out. I begged for a bath on admission and again on the second day. I finally got one on the third day. By then I had skin breakdown on the folds underneath my breasts and abdomen. Physical therapy assistants were improperly trained on how to safely rehabilitate someone who wears a knee brace. They did not properly tighten and secure my knee brace to prevent the joint from moving when I stood and ambulated with a walker. I argued with them concerning eventually I acquiesced to them and trusted they knew more than i did. However, when I stood and took a step, my knee shifted and dislocated the knee joint. I was not aware of this fact until I had an x-ray during my 2 weeks post-op visit. Due to all these events and conditions, I called my primary care physician. After I explained the situation to him, he arranged for me to leave AMA and continue my physical therapy at home. This all became moot since I was still having knee pain and did not know at that time that my knee was dislocated. It wasn't until my 2 week follow up visit with the orthopedic surgeon did I learn of this fact. He tried to manipulate the joint back into place without any success. I was immediately hospitalized and underwent surgery the next day for another knee revision.. This makes 2 surgeries in 2 weeks. This negative experience has still affected me. If it weren't for family who was there to support me and help me when I needed it, i'd probably would have suffered a significant injury from a fall. Fortunately I had a physician who believed my horror story and arranged for me to continue out-patient physical therapy at home after the second knee surgery, I strongly urge people to go somewhere else. This place provides poor care, has less than qualified employees, and has outdated or inferior medical equipment; especially the beds. It's a sad, sad place and I feel sorry for those who are there and can't speak for themselves.
About Kirkland Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
Kirkland Court Health and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Amarillo, TX that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
Features of Kirkland Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
Medicare (ratings last updated: 06/16/17)
- Medicare Provider Number: 675336
- Ownership Type: For Profit Corporation
- Date Certified: 05/01/2017
- Resident Capacity: 87
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