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Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Sacramento County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks
This long-term care facility is a 149-certified bed "not-for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Fair Oaks and Sacramento County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
11300 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, California 95628
Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Eskaton Care Center Fair Oaks offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term stays and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of California can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported three 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 ConsultationFair Oaks California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four 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 –date February 22, 2019
- Failure to Attempt to Different Approaches before Using a Bed Rail – citation #F700 date February 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to ensure the use of a smoking apron during smoking for [one resident]. This failure increased the risk for [the resident] to sustain burns.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s clinical records and Physician’s orders for drugs to treat tremors. During two separate observations over two days, the resident “was observed smoking on the patio without a smoking apron and without staff supervision.” The resident “was observed with bilateral hand tremors.”
The resident stated that “she lights her own cigarettes [and] she smokes one or two cigarettes before and after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” The resident “denied she was supervised by staff while she smoked saying, ‘the nurse makes me a cup of coffee. I have tremors and it’s gotten bad. I cannot do it (make a cup of coffee) myself anymore.’”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) providing the resident care stated that the resident “wore her smoking apron 60% of the time while she smoked [saying that the resident] required a smoking apron because of her tremors.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan indicates that the “resident is an active smoker [and] smoked with an apron on whenever she was going out to smoke, as she has bilateral hand tremors.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident “did not wear an apron every time she smoked.”
The facility “failed to ensure side rail assessments for entrapment (a situation from which it is difficult or impossible to escape) risks were completed [before] resident use.” This failure “had the potential to cause a restricted exit from the bed, increased risk of injury, and lead to decline in functional status (an individual’s ability to perform normal daily activities required to meet basic needs, fulfill usual roles, and maintain health and well-being).”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) stated that this resident was not assessed for entrapment risks due to side rail use. Both the Administrator and Director of Environmental Services confirmed that “the facility did not have a process in place to assess for entrapment risks.”
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