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Avalon Care Center - Sonora
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Avalon Care Center - Sonora
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved ones into the nursing home believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Tuolumne County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
Avalon Care Center - Sonora
This center is a 174-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Sonora and Tuolumne County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
19929 Greenley Road
Sonora, California 95370
Avalon Care Center - Sonora
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Avalon Care Center - Sonora offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, hospice, oncology care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $34,912 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
California and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Avalon Care Center - Sonora for $34,912 on March 21, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received fourteen complaints and self-reported twenty-one 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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Sonora California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 May 9, 2019
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date March 14, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [two residents] were free from abuse.” Both residents “were sexually abused when [a third resident] touched/fondled them in a sexual manner without their consent. This failure resulted in the violation of [both residents’] right to be free from abuse.”
One of the assaulted residents had been at the facility long-term. A clerk at the facility heard that resident say, “hey, get out of there.” The clerk said that “[the assaulting resident had] his hand on the front of [the other resident’s] shirt.” The facility employee separated both residents.
Another resident living at the facility long-term “was sitting in her wheelchair near the nurse’s station. A member of the facility staff observed [the assaulting resident] with his hand under [that resident’s] shirt, fondling her breast. The staff heard [the aggressive resident] make a sexual comment while fondling [the female resident].”
The facility “failed to ensure competently trained staff performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) [when staff members] perform CPR on a resident without proper training or certification.” The failure by the nursing staff placed this resident and possibly other facility residents “at increased risk for serious injury or death.”
A review of a facility Progress Note indicated that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) responded to the resident’s room and noted the resident “lying on their back, partially out of bed, legs hanging off the side of the bed.” The CNA notified a Registered Nurse (RN) that she thought that the resident “had expired.” The nursing staff performed chest compressions immediately and “CPR was continued until the arrival of the paramedics.”
The Director of Staff Development stated that “licensed nurses are to initiate CPR; Certified Nursing Assistants should never initiate CPR [but] should go to the Licensed Nurse for direction.”
Mistreated at Avalon Care Center - Sonora? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Avalon Care Center - Sonora? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Tuolumne County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sonora.
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