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Amberwood Gardens Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Santa Clara County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Amberwood Gardens Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 258-certified bed home providing care to residents of San Jose and Santa Clara County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1601 Petersen Avenue
San Jose, California 95129
Amberwood Gardens Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Amberwood Gardens Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $26,068 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in harm to a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Amberwood Gardens Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,775 fine on June 21, 2018, a $9,168 fine on May 29, 2018, and an $8,125 fine on January 22, 2018, for a total of $26,068.
This nursing facility received twenty complaints and self-reported twelve serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 23, 2019
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date March 15, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident was free from physical abuse for [one resident] when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) slapped [the resident] on the left upper arm and her chest. This failure had the potential to impact the physical and mental well-being of the resident.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) initiated an investigative report after a visitor had stated to the RN that when she went into the resident’s room, “she witnessed a CNA smacking [the resident] on the left upper arm while [the resident] was lying in her bed.”
The facility did not “investigate an injury of unknown origin for [one resident] when a cut to the back of the resident’s right lower leg was found and [there was] no evidence to indicate that the injury was investigated [timely]. This failure had the potential to place the resident [in jeopardy] for further injury.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “was totally dependent on staff and will require two-persons assistance with activities of daily living including bed mobility and transfer.”
The investigators interviewed a Licensed Vocational Nurse who stated that the resident “had a wound on the back of her right lower leg which was identified [six days earlier] on the evening shift.” The nurse confirmed that “there was no documentation to indicate that the injury was investigated [stating], ‘he did not know what happened.’”
A review of the investigative report indicated that the Clinical Manager had begun a follow-up investigation that was “four days after the injury was identified.” The Assistant Director of Nursing “did a follow-up investigation seven days after the injury was identified,” which violated their facility’s policies.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Amberwood Gardens Nursing Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Santa Clara County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including San Jose.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.