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Delano Postacute Care Nursing Center
Attorneys for Abused & Injured at Delano Postacute Care Nursing Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Kern County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.
Delano Postacute Care Nursing Center
This center is a 53-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Delano and Kern County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
729 Browning Road
Delano, California 93215
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Delano Postacute Care Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
California nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment of medical services.
This nursing facility received twenty-two complaints and self-reported fourteen 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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Delano California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date February 13, 2019
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date February 13, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [one resident] was free from physical restraints. This failure had the potential to result in accidents or injury.”
The Director of Nursing told the state investigators that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) had “observed a Physical Therapist restraining [the resident] with her bedsheets.” The Director confirmed that the resident “did not have any indication or doctor’s orders for the use of [a restraint].”
The investigators conducted an interview and a simultaneous observation with the resident on January 9, 2019. The resident “was observed in bed moving her right arm and watching TV.” The resident “was unable to move the left side of her body.” The resident “was not able to properly answer any questions other than what her name was.”
A CNA had stated that she was doing resident observation rounds on January 4, 2019, and the Physical Therapist asked her “for assistance with the resident.” The CNA entered the room with the Licensed Vocational Nurse and noticed that the Physical Therapist “had tied down the bedsheets to the resident’s side rails.” The CNA stated that the resident’s “arms were below the sheets and were secured tightly.” The CNA said that the resident “was unable to move.”
The Incident Report from the same day indicated that the Physical Therapist had gone to see the resident at approximately 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a scheduled treatment. When the therapist arrived in the room, the resident “was lying on her bed with a blanket across her chest tied to both side rails.” The Physical Therapist untied the blanket and noticed that [the resident] was soaking wet.”
The Physical Therapist assisted in lying the resident “down in bed and then began to reattach the blanket on the right side rail.” At that time, the Licensed Vocational Nurse told the Physical Therapist “do not attach the sheet to the side rail as that was a form of restraint.”
The facility “failed to follow its Abuse Prevention Program Policy and Procedures for [one resident]. This failure “had the potential to result in abuse reoccurring due to unprotected residents.”
The investigation involved the incident documented above where the resident “made an allegation of abuse against the Physical Therapist.” The Director of Nursing stated that “staff did not inform her of the Physical Therapist restraining [the resident until the complaint came to light].”
Need to Hold Delano Postacute Care Nursing Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Delano Postacute Care Nursing Center? 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.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf.