legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout California are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Santa Cruz 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz
This center is a 92-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
675 24th Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95062
Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,500 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of California and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz for $13,500 on January 10, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received thirty-three complaints and self-reported twenty-eight 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 ConsultationSanta Cruz California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every California long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date December 13, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date August 21, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow procedures to report the allegation of abuse for [one resident].The nursing staff did not report the allegation of abuse when [one resident hit another resident] on the left shoulder. This failure placed residents in potential harm of further abuse.”
The resident was interviewed while “sitting in her bed and crying.” The resident stated that another resident “who was her husband suddenly hit her on the left shoulder.” The reporting resident said that “there was nursing staff present when the incident happened. She also stated she was scared of [her husband].”
A nursing staff member said that “she had worked one-on-one with [the husband] when he hit [his wife] on the left shoulder on December 10, 2018.” The staff member stated that “she did not report the allegation of abuse to the nurse or Administrator.” The facility Administrator confirmed that “he spoke with the nursing staff regarding the allegation of abuse for [the married couple]. He stated the [nursing staff member] should have reported the incident immediately to the nurse or Administrator” as required by policy, procedure, and law.
The “facility failed to ensure a [Certified Nursing Assistant] went out to look for [the resident] when the receptionist informed her [the resident] was outside on the street on August 10, 2019.” The CNA “did not look for the resident in a timely manner, which resulted in police finding [the resident] six days later in a place which was about 80 miles away from the facility.”
The investigators determined that “this failure had the potential for [the resident] to have an accident or injury while out of the facility.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Santa Cruz County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Santa Cruz.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.