Facility changes name after double homicide
A Texas nursing home rocked by a resident-on-resident double homicide last spring has changed its name, according to a Houston Chronicle report.
In April 2014, police arrested Lexington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation resident Guillermo Correa on suspicion of beating two of his roommates to death with a wheelchair armrest. He was charged with capital murder. In December, the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services approved the facility's request to change its name to Brookhollow Heights Transitional Care Center.
The name change means consumers searching for Brookhollow's profile through the Nursing Home Compare database will likely not get a complete picture of the facility's history, the Chronicle reported. However, the state's Quality Reporting System long-term care consumer information site will list Lexington's citations under the Brookhollow name.
The administrator told the newspaper the name change was intended to “reflect the roots and the identity” of the area, and that the facility is not responsible for Correa's actions.
The facility has been cited for numerous health and safety violations since 2009, the paper reported. Following the double homicide, the facility was served with a $202,000 fine for numerous deficiencies.