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Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in California.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Kern 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 receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility
This nursing center is a "hospital district government-owned" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Delano and Kern County, California. The 141-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1509 Tokay Street
Delano, California 93215
Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported six 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 ConsultationDelano 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 two 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 2, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date May 10, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide adequate assistance during a transfer for [one resident].” This deficient practice “resulted in a fall with a subdermal hematoma (bleeding in the brain).”
The Director of Nursing stated that on February 26, 2018, the resident “was being transferred from a shower bed to her own bed using an easy lift machine when one side of the hook came undone, resulting in [the resident] falling to the floor and hitting her head on the base of the mechanical lift.” The Director stated that the resident “had a subdermal hematoma from this incident and was transferred to the hospital.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated: “it was the facility practice to always have two staff when using a lift.” The CNA said that “one staff was needed to operate the mechanical lift and the other staff to stand close to the resident to ensure safety.”
The second CNA said that on the day of the incident, “she had given the resident a shower and was transferring her from a shower bed to her bed when the right side of the sling hook came undone, resulting in [the resident] falling to the floor.” The second CNA said that the resident “needs two staff for transfers, but that day, I could not find anyone to help, so I did it myself.”
The facility “failed to follow their policies and procedures for investigating and reporting alleged abuse for [one resident].” This failure “had the potential to result in abuse to continue with no action.”
The resident told the investigators through a tearful verbalization about “several incidents which he felt he was abused. The first incident occurred in February 2018, and he stated he reported to the nurse. He stated that a Certified Nursing Assistant was mean to him and became upset when he asked for assistance in changing his wet pamper. He stated he had no control of his urine.”
The resident stated that the CNA had asked him, “‘why can’t you take your pamper off yourself?’ in a mean and condescending tone. The resident reported that he responded to the CNA saying, ‘you do not know what I am feeling. When I feel pee, I have no control.’ The CNA ‘got mad and did not change my diaper.’ She grabbed the diaper and threw it to me and said, ‘Change it.’”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kern County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Delano.
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