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Blythe Post Acute Nursing Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Riverside County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, 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 that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Blythe Post Acute Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Blythe and Riverside County, California. The 48-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
285 West Chanslor Way
Blythe, California 92225
Blythe Post Acute Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Blythe Post Acute Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $17,505 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
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 three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Blythe Post Acute Nursing Center for $17,505 on October 26, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported two 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBlythe California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the California Department of Public Health 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, 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 May 17, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide an environment free from sexual abuse, when [a severely, cognitively impaired resident], a victim of previous sexual abuse, was left out in the lobby with no staff supervision. This [failure enabled another resident], who had a history of being sexually inappropriate to [the first resident] on three separate occasions, to sexually molest [the resident] while out in the lobby.”
The state investigators determined that “this failure to provide adequate supervision to [both residents] resulted in [the second resident] to be the victim of sexual abuse for the fourth time by [the sexually aggressive resident].” A Progress Note indicated that “it was alleged that another resident took her hand and was rubbing his [genitals] with her hand in the hallway when he was interrupted by another resident.”
Other documentation shows that the third resident’s family member proceeded to inform a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Licensed Vocational Nurse “that while sitting in the dining room, she observed [the sexually aggressive resident] had his hand up [the first resident’s] shirt.” On a separate occasion, the sexually aggressive resident was found touching parts of the first resident’s “breast in the hallway.”
A subsequent Progress Note indicated that the sexually injured resident “had been subjected to sexual inappropriateness by [the aggressive resident]” on three occasions. One Certified Nursing Assistant told the investigators that “it was hard for them to watch the residents all the time.” The CNA stated that all of the assistants “have a lot of residents, and they tend to get busy.”
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