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EmpRes Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
Statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Sonoma County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the California nursing home affiliate 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.EmpRes Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Petaluma and Sonoma County, California. The 98-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
300 Douglas Street
Petaluma, California 94952
EmpRes Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, EmpRes Post Acute Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, independent living options, home care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial 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 is found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Adult Protective Services Website.
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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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date February 3, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 13, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to keep the resident’s environment free of hazards when items such as lifts, beds, and tables were stored along the walls of the facility. This failed practice had the potential to cause accidents and injuries to 44 of 91 residents who were, according to the facility staff, either independently ambulatory or able to independently move around in their wheelchair.”
The Department received a complaint on November 22, 2016, “alleging the hallways in the facility were cluttered with hazards of all types such as patient beds, garbage cans, mop buckets, medical equipment, scales, multiple wheelchairs congregating in the hallway, blocking the hallway, and causing danger to patients with dementia wandering through the obstacle course.”
The complainant stated residents “had to move through an obstacle course trying to get through the facility.” The investigators observed five residents “sitting in the hallway [on November 28, 2016, at 1:25 PM] in their wheelchairs next to each other. Three lifts were stored next to each other alongside the residents in the hallway. One male resident was observed maneuvering his wheelchair through the hallway, and a female resident was observed ambulating through the residents who were sitting in the hall in their wheelchairs.”
The facility “failed to develop and implement effective interventions for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment for [one resident].” Specifically, “the physical therapy department did not notify nursing staff that [the resident] was wearing a trial foot brace.” “The licensed nursing staff was unaware [the resident] was wearing a foot brace and did not monitor the brace (for circulation, skin integrity, pain, etc.).”
As a result, the resident “developed a pressure ulcer on the plantar (bottom) surface of his right foot from the brace.” The licensed nursing staff, “did not accurately assess/document/monitor the progression of [the resident’s] pressure ulcer and licensed staff did not notify the resident’s Physician or Nurse Practitioner timely regarding the progression of the pressure ulcer.”
The state investigators determined that “these failures contributed to the resident’s development of a pressure ulcer, decline in function (inability to walk, decreased quality of life, inability to walk around the facility, which he enjoyed), potential delay in treatment, and transfer to a hospital for intravenous anabolic to treat [a facility-acquired pressure ulcer associated with bone infection].”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at EmpRes Post Acute Rehabilitation Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sonoma County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Petaluma.
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