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Bethel Lutheran Home Nursing Center
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Fresno County nursing facility? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Bethel Lutheran Home Nursing Center
This facility is a 59-certified bed "non-profit, church-related" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Selma and Fresno County, California. The Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2280 Dockery Avenue
Selma, California 93662
Bethel Lutheran Home Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bethel Lutheran Home Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, independent and assisted living options, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
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.”
This nursing facility self-reported seven serious problems over the last thirty-six months 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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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every California long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 January 12, 2019
The state investigator determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure residents were provided with a safe environment free from abuse, seclusion, retaliation and neglect.” The investigation involved eleven residents.
In one case, a resident “was involuntary secluded (confined) in her room twice by the prior Administrator and prior Director of Nursing. The first seclusion incident lasted for more than four days and occurred after [the resident] gifted a Gideon Bible to a facility employee and was verbally scolded an accused of not following facility rules.”
The “second seclusion incident lasted for more than three days and occurred after [the resident] was speaking with friends in the dining room regarding the hospitalization of her roommate and was falsely accused of divulging protected health information. The facility practice resulted in the violation of [the resident’s] right to be free from verbal abuse, the right to be free from involuntary seclusion, and was subjected to eating meals in her room, prohibited from participating in activities and eating in the dining room with her friends.”
The investigators determined that the treatment caused the resident “to suffer mental anguish, emotional distress, and humiliation.”
The previous Director of Nursing and previous Administrator involuntarily secluded the second resident “in her room for greater than seven days because of episodes of coughing.” The former Director “did not submit referrals for Physician evaluation, laboratory specimens, or diagnostic testing to confirm the infectious disease in [the second resident].”
The “facility practice resulted in the violation of [the second resident’s] right to be free from seclusion and verbal abuse.” Instead, this resident “was subjected to eating meals in her room, prohibited from participating in activities, and eating in the dining room with her friends. This treatment caused [the second resident] to suffer mental anguish, emotional distress, and humiliation.”
A third resident “was subjected to retaliation when his motorized wheelchair was taken away from him for a week by the previous Director of Nursing as a form of punishment for not following the facility rules. The facility practice resulted in the denial of [this resident’s] right to use his personalized motorized wheelchair, restricted his independent mobility, his ability to maintain his daily routine of activities, and caused frustration and humiliation.”
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