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Dinuba Healthcare Nursing Center
Lawyers for Injured & Neglected at Dinuba Healthcare Nursing Center
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Tulare County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.
Dinuba Healthcare Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 97-certified bed home providing care to residents of Dinuba and Tulare County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1730 South College Ave.
Dinuba, California 93618
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Dinuba Healthcare Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, bariatric care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, post-cardiac surgery care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,893 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Dinuba Healthcare Nursing Center for $6,893 on October 12, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 12, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received seven complaints and self-reported seven 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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Dinuba California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the California Department of Public Health website.
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 three 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 February 21, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide adequate supervision during toileting for [one resident], which resulted in the resident fracturing (breaking) her nasal (nose) while falling to the floor while toileting.”
A Registered Nurse stated, “I found her [the resident] on the ground prone (face down) with her head closest to the door.” A Certified Nursing Assistant stated that they had stepped out of the room, “where she was caring for the resident, for supplies, and that is when she fell.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated January 21, 2017, the facility “failed to adequately supervise [a resident] which resulted in [a resident] removing himself from the facility. This failure had the potential to cause physical and emotional distress to [the resident].”
The Director of Nursing told the surveyors that the resident’s wife “had visited him on the Dementia Unit, and she was not his responsible party.” The resident’s wife asked a housekeeper “to open the Secure Unit to the Dementia Unit and walked out [with the resident].” The housekeeper thought that the visitor “was taking them out to the patio and told a Licensed Vocational Nurse that she had let them out of the secure unit.”
The Licensed Vocational Nurse “could not find them in the facility and called [the resident’s] daughter who said to call the police.” The Director of Nursing stated that the visitor “had come to visit before and wanted to take him overnight, and the daughters said no.”
Documentation shows that even though the resident “was legally married to the visitor, the daughters were granted power of attorney.” The Social Services Director stated that “police found them in Blythe, California (420 miles southeast of the facility).” The resident “was going to be taken to a local hospital for evaluation and return to the facility.”
Do You Have More Questions about Dinuba Healthcare Nursing Center? Let Our Team Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Dinuba Healthcare 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 Tulare County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Dinuba.
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