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Brookdale Riverwalk Skilled Nursing Facility
Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while living in a Kern County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries or unexpected death are a result of abuse or neglect by caregivers, employees, or other patients? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Bakersfield and Kern County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
350 Calloway Drive
Bakersfield, California 93312
Brookdale Riverwalk Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Brookdale Riverwalk Skilled Nursing Facility 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, pain management, hospice, dementia, and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
This nursing facility received thirteen 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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The federal government and California Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 8, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow fall safety precautions for [one resident] which had the potential to result in a fall with injury.” A review of medical records indicated that a Certified Nursing Assistant found the resident “on the floor on the right side of her bed.” An x-ray report indicated that the resident “sustained a left broken hip” requiring surgical repair.
A Care Plan dated four days after the incident indicated that the resident “was at risk for falls. Upon interventions, the Care Plan indicated [the resident’s] bed was to be in a low position and mats placed on the floor by her bed.” A [few] days later, another CNA verified that the resident’s “bed was in a high position [and said that] the bed should be in a low position.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated May 23, 2019, the facility “failed to ensure a safe environment when a small janitor's closet, containing harmful cleaning chemicals, was left ajar. This [failure] had the potential for unauthorized individuals including residents to enter the closet, exposing them to harmful chemicals inside.”
In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated October 25, 2017, the nursing home “failed to provide supervision for [one resident] when the resident eloped (leaving the premises or a safe area without authorization or necessary supervision) and was found outside the community gates at 3:00 AM. This failure had the potential for injury to [this resident].”
A review of the resident’s medical records showed that the staff found the severely, cognitively impaired resident during the overnight hours. The clinical record shows that the resident has “a history of exit-seeking, wandering away.” The CNA who found the resident indicated “residents who were at risk for elopement were to be checked frequently and wear a resident tracking monitoring system bracelet.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that “she checks the functioning of the monitoring bracelets each shift to verify if they are working.” The nurse said that “residents usually wear the device on their legs, arms, or wheelchair.” The nurse stated that “most residents do not like the monitoring bracelets on their arms, and they take them off.”
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